How to Enable 2-Step Verification for your Twitter account

Twitter has finally implemented a new security feature “login verification”, a form of two-factor authentication to better protect your Twitter account. The feature is similar to that recently adopted by Google, Dropbox and Microsoft to safeguard their users account from hackers. The process involves a phone based two-factor authentication since a code is sent to your phone via SMS, which user has to input along with the username and password when logging into their twitter account.

To enable 2-step verification for your Twitter account, follow the steps below:

1. Visit your account settings page.

2. Scroll down to “Require a verification code when I sign in.” Click on the link “add a phone”, then select your country, phone number, and carrier. Click Activate phone.

3. You’ll now be asked to send a SMS ‘Text GO to 53000’ for activation.

4. Enable the "Require a verification code when I sign in" option and twitter will now send a test message to your phone to verify your phone can receive messages.

5. Click ‘Yes’ when you receive the test message.

That’s it. Now you’ll be asked to enter a six-digit code (send to your phone via SMS) each time you sign in to

With login verification enabled, your existing applications will continue to work without disruption. If you need to sign in to your Twitter account on other devices or apps, visit your applications page to generate a temporary password to log in and authorize that application.

~ You may not be able to enroll in login verification if twitter doesn’t supports your cell phone provider.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

2 Responses

  1. dotcompals says:

    I tried adding my phone but, the message is ” Sorry, we don’t have a connection to your carrier yet!” – Idea cellular is not yet included.

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