The popular social media site Twitter is rolling out a couple of new features to its login process to help users prevent their account in a more secure way and restore access to their account if they forget their accounts’ password.
For tighten up the security measures Twitter is launching two factor authentication in its new password reset experience, making its users to reset their password in easier way and at the same time difficult for cybercriminals to log in to users’ accounts.
"The new process lets you choose the email address or phone number associated with your account where you'd like us to send your reset information. That way, whether you've recently changed your phone number, or are traveling with limited access to your devices, or had an old email address connected to your Twitter account, you've got options," Twitter said in a blogpost on Thursday.
RESET TWITTER PASSWORD WITH SMS
This new experience will let Twitter users to enable password resets via phone SMS, only they will need to do is register their mobile number with their respective account. In case they've forgotten their password, they'll need to go to the standard 'Forgot password?' page and enter their mobile number or username.
Twitter will then text a six digit code that is valid only for 15 minutes, which the user has to enter on a web page before being prompted to choose a new password for their account. This SMS-based feature is the same that Google has enabled in its Gmail email service since 2009.