Twitter turns off SMS-based tweeting in most countries
Buh-bye, original way of tweeting: Twitter said that for the most part, it’s turned off its Twitter via texting service.
Besides a few countries that rely on the feature, Twitter’s turned off its ability to take in our SMS messages and turn them into tweets. On Monday, it said on its support account that it’s killed SMS tweeting in order to keep our accounts safe, referring to SMS-enabled vulnerabilities for which it didn’t give any details.
We want to continue to help keep your account safe. We’ve seen vulnerabilities with SMS, so we’ve turned off our Twitter via SMS service, except for a few countries.
Everyone will still have access to important SMS messages needed to log in to and manage their accounts.
This isn’t a biggie for most of us, given that nowadays, the vast majority of Twitter’s users access the service via its mobile or online apps. And, as Twitter noted, you can still use SMS messages to do important things, like sending authentication codes needed to log in.
But “most of us” isn’t all of us.