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Twitter Will Stop the Original SMS Service in Most Countries

Updated on April 28, 2020
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The function to receive notifications has been disabled.

In most cases, Twitter was originally created via SMS and is no longer available.

Last week, Twitter disabled the ability to receive SMS messages containing new tweet text. Except for "certain countries", this feature is disabled in all countries that depend on roles.

For most Twitter users who access the service through an application or website, this is not a big issue. But some people are already complaining that they are still using SMS to read tweets. A company called DansDeals said the feature is being used to warn readers of sales.

This change mainly marked the end of the Twitter era. When the service starts, it is built around SMS. The initial 140-character limit was designed based on the size of the text message, and new tweets should be sent and received via SMS. However, over time, this is not the main way to use Twitter, because more and more people buy smart phones and use mobile applications.

For security reasons, Twitter disabled the ability to post tweets via SMS in September last year. The hacker called Twitter CEO Jacques Dorsey, and at this time, he was able to use the "SMS to Twitter" feature from his account. Twitter immediately banned sending tweets via SMS to everyone except "certain sites."

A Twitter spokesperson said the latest update will also help "people keep their accounts safe." Although the risk of receiving Tweets instead of sending Tweets is not completely clear, Twitter has been interested in terminating this feature for some time. If you receive a tweet via text message, you will not be able to see the ad, so it is strongly recommended that you browse the application.

A Twitter spokesperson said: “We disabled the rest of Twitter through text messages, except in certain countries that rely on SMS to use Twitter.” Twitter will continue to send “important text messages” to secure accounts, such as verification codes.

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