Twitter is one of the technology companies that has long been betting on the use of two-factor authentication (2FA) for the protection of user accounts, while at the same time it has been improving support for physical security keys, which at first was available for the web version, although over time it has not only been expanding support for new standards for such devices but also brought support for the use of security keys to mobile applications.
As of this year, users can also register multiple security keys under a single account to have security keys registered as a backup, and now comes the latest initiative in this regard, allowing users to use security keys as the only form of two-factor authentication.
According to Twitter: “Today, we added the option to use security keys as your only 2FA method, meaning you can enroll one or more security keys as the only form of 2FA on your Twitter account without a backup 2FA method.”
Twitter understands that there may be users who cannot have a backup 2FA security method or simply do not want to provide their respective phone numbers to the platform, so in keeping with users’ interests, this move aims to strengthen the security of users’ accounts according to users’ preferences.
Twitter indicates that: “With this update, we want everyone to feel empowered to enable security keys to better protect their Twitter account.”
And from now on, the platform will start working on other new improvements that affect the security of user accounts, and that we will know later as the platform announces them at the appropriate time.
There is no doubt that Twitter is making significant efforts to protect users’ accounts, even though from time to time there is the occasional news of an account being hijacked.