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Twitter shuts down Tweet to SMS feature in most countries

by Rahul Chauhan
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Twitter ideas to overlook the Tweet to SMS function, the tech large announced yesterday, citing vulnerabilities.

“We want to go on to aid continue to keep your account safe. We’ve found vulnerabilities with textual content messages, so we’ve disabled our Twitter by means of textual content messaging assistance, except in a few nations. Everyone even now has entry to essential text messages necessary to to log and take care of their accounts, ”Twitter said in a assertion.

Twitter was at first launched using into account the 140 characters that can be used via text or text concept. This was mainly because there was no considerable world-wide-web use then as it is now.

Twitter has disabled the ability to receive textual content messages made up of the textual content of new tweets. The feature had been disabled in a few nations around the world, The Verge discussed.

Twitter end users using the application over the internet in all probability will not likely be bothered by disabling the texting feature. These likely to experience the change are individuals who relied on the texting aspect to get in contact with the persons.

When Twitter was developed in 2010, it was absolutely built to perform by means of SMS, but then the period of the world wide web took over, and with men and women acquiring smartphones, they applied the application most of the time making use of the web.

The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked past September by a group named Chuckle Squad, Medianama noted. Just after hacking into Dorsey’s account, the hackers tweet racist feedback, anti-Semitic messages, and a Holocaust denial of his account. Though the account has been restored, Twitter’s purpose has been criticized.

Dorsey’s account was hacked due to a security oversight by the mobile operator and sent tweets by using the cellular phone selection.

Twittter acknowledged that this incident temporarily disabled the ability to compose tweets by means of text citing security vulnerabilities.

“We want to go on to support preserve your account safe and sound. We have seen vulnerabilities with text messages, so we have disabled our Twitter by way of textual content messaging company, besides in a several international locations. All people continue to has accessibility to critical textual content messages desired to logging in to monitor and manage their accounts & # 39 , Twitter had said final yr when it disabled the article-composing feature.

A spokesperson familiar with the make a difference informed The Verge that the relaxation of the Tweet to SMS aspect will be banned in a couple of nations to keep people’s accounts secure.

There will be an exception to some countries that count completely on Twitter. Twitter sends a text information to safe accounts for verification codes.

Twitter has not still indicated in which countries the characteristic would work, but it seems that this feature is nevertheless lively in India, reports said.

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