Now, install third-party apps for Twitter account verification

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This is why companies like Microsoft and Google make apps that make the second factor of authentication easier. From there, click Account and then Security.

Twitter, however, said it will still rely on SMS as two-factor authentication but has now allowed third-party apps as an alternative.

SMS, or text message based codes, is generally considered inferior in terms of security to third-party apps that support two-factor authentication.

The improved Two Factor Authentication is more safe and secure as compared to SMS.

Click the "Review your login verification methods" to get started. The social network is adding the ability to use third-party apps for login verification which should be a welcome addition for many users. And today, Twitter announced that it finally supports these third-party applications, such as Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, Duo Mobile, Authy, and more.

In the top menu, tap your profile icon, then tap Settings and privacy.

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Follow the set up process instructions. Twitter will display a pop-up window showcasing a QR code, which users will need to scan to set up the third-party authenticator app. Users will then see a six-digit numeric security code that needs to be entered in the "Security code" text field in the pop-up window. Drag the slider next to Security app to receive a code via a separate app.

Enter your password and tap Verify. You may also swipe in from the left.

Now, through the third-party app, you can view and use codes for login verification.

Read instructions and tap Start.

Two-factor factor or 2FA is an extra layer of security that requires not only a username and password but also a four or five-digit code delivered to the user to login to an account.

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