Twitter has released an update to its iOS app to include support for two-step login verification right from the app, plus updated a new view for photo galleries along with other improvements.
What’s New in Version 5.9
Now you can protect your account with login verification. This is a new form of two-factor authentication that allows you can turn on and manage directly from your app.
Also in this release:
• View anyone’s photos in a beautiful gallery when you visit their profile and tap ‘View more photos’
• Photo search results can also be viewed in a gallery
• Enjoy several improvements to lists: create new lists and edit your existing lists; manage titles and descriptions; add or remove members
• Improved launch times
• Other bug fixes and improvements
So what happens is when you attempt to login to Twitter on the web, a verification request is sent to the iOS app to ask for approval.
What to expect when you enable two-step verification right from the iOS app? Let’s take a look at how it works.
1. Enable two-step security within the Twitter iOS app first.
Go to your profile –> Settings –> Login Verification –> ON (you’ll be asked to confirm)
2. Write down your backup code and store it in a secure place.
3. The next time you attempt to login to your Twitter account on the web you’ll get the following message:
4. To approve your login, launch Twitter for iOS, go to Security –> Login requests –> then tap the checkmark to approve the login. It’s pretty specific as to where the login request is coming from.
Once approved, your browser will automatically login. It’s like magic. Let us know if you’re going to enable two-step authentication for your Twitter account. It’s definitely worth the piece of mind, but do remember you’ll need your iPhone to login to your account no matter where you go.