Finally, Twitter Shuts Down Its SMS Service Over Security Issues – Faqontech

Finally, Twitter Shuts Down its SMS Service Over Security Issues

by Ayorinde Ayodeji

On Monday, Twitter announced that the company has turned off the “Twitter via SMS service” in most countries. 

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The decision was taken to keep users’ Twitter “account safe,” after the company found vulnerabilities with the SMS service.


This means that users in many countries who still receive Twitter notifications and miscellaneous tweets via SMS will not be able to enjoy the service anymore.

Twitter in its statement, however, did not clarify the kind of vulnerabilities present in the SMS service. Notably, Twitter last year also disabled their service that allowed users to tweet through text messages.

Moreover, a report indicates the halting of Twitter via SMS service may have a large impact on several accounts.

In addition, the official Twitter handle also stated that users will continue to receive “important SMS messages” that are needed to manage their Twitter accounts.

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This includes account verification code and two-factor authentication numbers that users still receive via SMS.

In another tweet, Twitter urged users who were using “Twitter via SMS” to download the official app to receive notifications on their smartphones.

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