Twitter's Two-Step Verification Just Got as Good as Google's

By Eric Limer on at

We spent a long time begging Twitter for two-step verification, and we were pumped to finally get it. Now, an update to the service's Android and iOS apps are taking it a step further, and making it even better.

The improvements include in-app authentication that doesn't require to wait for an SMS. Basically, it's a built-in Twitter version of Google Authenticator. And now, you've got the option of printing out some one-use backup codes just incase things really go to shit. And, perhaps best of all, this all means that you can have more than one secured Twitter account tied to the same phone number. Hoorah!

All this comes with a handy little control panel where you can keep track of all login requests, so you can catch phishers a mile away. We've come a long way from begging for two-step. It took a while, but it feels good. [Twitter]