This was four hours ago Platformer’s Zoe Schiffer tweeted a scoop: Twitter Charges would be implemented. for SMS two-factor authentication.

Now, it’s official: for The privilege to use Twitter’s worst form of authentication. In fact, if you don’t start paying for Twitter Blue ($8 per month for Android, $11 per month for iOS), or you can switch to Blue to access a more trusted authenticator app or physical security code. Twitter will Simply Your 2FA should be turned off After March 20th

It is clear which I’d choose.

That’s how Twitter is trying to justify this change, too, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a simpler reason: it costs money to send SMS These messages are: Twitter Does not have much money. now. It was in the process of phasing-out. SMS Even before Elon Musk became the leader.