Every day, new users set up accounts on Twitter, and every day, cybercriminals target innocent users and hack their accounts. To combat such threats, Twitter has a login verification system. If you enable it, you will be required to enter a code along with the password. This adds a second layer of security and minimizes the risks of your account get compromised. To set up login verification on your Twitter account, follow these steps:
Firstly, sign in to the Twitter account.
Now, click on the user icon next to the blue Tweet button in the top right-hand corner of the Twitter homepage.
From the user menu, select Settings and Privacy. It will be above Help Center.
In the Settings page, the Account settings screen will open by default.
Go down and locate the Set up login verification option. It will be under the Security heading. Click on it.
Now, the new screen will tell you how login verification works.
Firstly, while signing in, you will need to enter a login code.
Secondly, you will receive the login code through a text message.
Thirdly, to confirm and authenticate that it is you who is signing in, you need to enter the login code.
Click on the Start button.
After that, you will be prompted to type in your password to authenticate that you are the genuine account user.
After keying in the password, select the Verify option.
If your contact number is not linked to your Twitter account, then you will be prompted to add a phone number.
Select your country code and enter the phone number.
You will get a text message containing the verification code. Message charges may apply.
You may tick the box below the phone number in order to allow other people to look you up using your contact number.
Click on the Send Code button.
Now, you shall be prompted to enter the verification code. You must have received a text containing the verification code on your registered contact number.
Enter the code and click on the Submit button.
If you did not get any message, then click on the link below the Submit button. The link says: I didn’t receive the code.
After entering the code, the login verification shall get enabled.