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Twitter Users Can Now Secure Accounts With Multiple Security Keys

Twitter on Monday announced that users with two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled can now use multiple security keys to protect their accounts.

Twitter on Monday announced that users with two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled can now use multiple security keys to protect their accounts.

The social platform has had support for security keys for desktop users for some time, and made the feature available to iOS and Android users too in December 2020.

Now, the company allows users to take advantage of multiple security keys when securing their accounts, regardless of whether on a mobile device or on desktop.

“Secure your account (and that alt) with multiple security keys. Now you can enroll and log in with more than one physical key on both mobile and web,” the company announced.

To use security keys for account protection, users need to enable 2FA via text message or authentication application, select Security Key, and then enter their passwords when prompted, to begin the setup process.

After clicking Start, users can connect their physical security key, either via a USB port or via Bluetooth, after which they will need to touch the button on the key and then follow the on-screen steps to complete the setup process.

Security keys that have been added are displayed in the “Manage security keys” section, under “Two-factor authentication,” allowing users to easily manage them (rename, delete, or add new ones, as needed).

The social platform also points out that the latest version of a supported browser (including Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, and Safari) is needed to add or log in to a Twitter account with a security key.

Twitter also revealed that it will soon provide users with the ability to employ security keys for authentication even if they do not have other methods enabled. However, the company hasn’t provided a specific timeframe for when the feature will become available.

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Written By

Ionut Arghire is an international correspondent for SecurityWeek.

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