Twitter Safety Tips #AAH
Twitter has launched Twitter Blue which is a paid subscription which is the only way to get a 2FA on text for logins. But don’t worry, there are many other ways to keep your Twitter account safe.
- 1- Please keep complex passwords and change them regularly
- 2- You can secure your account with 2FA through popular security authentication apps such as Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, Authy, Last Pass, and many more without paying any money.
- 3- Enable Password Reset Protection on Twitter
The password reset protection feature adds an extra security layer to your Twitter account, as it requires additional information to reset your Twitter password. Consequently, you will be asked for your phone number or associated email address to reset the account password, making it safe from unauthorised access.
- 4- Control Connected Apps and Twitter Sessions- If you frequently use your Twitter account to sign into various third-party apps or access the same on different browsers, your account becomes more vulnerable to cyber-attacks and phishing. Fortunately, Twitter provides the option to review the connected apps and past/active sessions through the in-app options.
5- Manage Connected Accounts to Prevent Compromises- Linking your Twitter account to various social platforms can sometimes be the reason behind an account hijack. Therefore, you must ensure to unlink your account from untrusted or unreliable social platforms to secure it
6 – Secure your Account by Limiting Direct Messages
Another nifty method to secure your Twitter account is to limit the direct message requests. This way, the people whom you don’t follow on Twitter won’t be able to send you any direct messages. Sometimes people can be obnoxious, send unpleasant messages and you can just avoid this stress.
7- Control Account Discoverability and Prevent Contact Sync
If you don’t want to announce your presence on Twitter to the existing contacts saved on your phone, you can turn off your email address/phone discovery using the in-app options. In addition, you can even disable or remove your synced contacts from the Twitter server to limit your account’s discoverability.
8- Twitter enables you to include your location on individual tweets and your profile. As a safety practice, you must avoid sharing information that could identify your home or office address, or where your children go to school.
Additional Security Tips to Secure your Twitter Account
In addition to the above methods for securing your Twitter account after Twitter 2FA ended, you should follow these additional security tips to stay safe on the platform.
Control Photo Tagging to Avoid getting Tagged in Random Tweets. To minimize sharing your name to the public, you can disable a feature that allows anyone to tag you in a photo or limit tagging by only those you follow.
Turn Off Personalized Advertisements
Some tips for mental health- you can absolutely unfollow, block, remove followers, report tweets, mute words and people as it works for you. Remember you have to protect yourself first and you have the right to do what it takes to maintain sanity.
PS- We have also included relevant content from articles/posts available on the subject, online.
Stay Aware, Stay Safe.
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