Thursday, July 19, 2012

How to set Twitter to ask for personal information and not just username before a password reset

This is just a simple tip to ensure you keep your Twitter safe and not loose control of it. When you normally use Twitter and want to reset your password - you will be required to just enter your username login to your account and change your password. All very quick but if you are on a public computer or share a computer it might be advisable to add an extra step before your password can be reset. This is to ensure one extra level of safety, since anyone viewing your profile on Twitter can see your username and might be able to guess your password. This of course if just an assumption - you password might actually be much stronger and difficult to guess. Well, whatever might be the reasons and you want an extra level of security before your password can be reset here is how to do it. You can set Twitter to ask for personal info before a password reset can be done.

How to ensure Twitter asks for your email or phone number before resetting your password
1. login to Twitter
2. Click on the drop-down arrow beside the people icon and choose settings
3. Scroll all the way down and beside 'Reset Password' check or tick the box in front of Require personal information to reset my password
4. Click on 'Save Settings' and you're done

Now your password cannot be changed unless your correct email address or phone number is provided. 

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