Twitter adds Iran, Cuba and 26 other countries to location options
BY LORENZO FRANCESCHI-BICCHIERAI
Twitter has implemented a change that allows users in Iran, Cuba, and 26
other countries to select their location in their account settings, an
option which wasn’t previously available.
This seemingly minor change, which was implemented on Tuesday without
much fanfare, gives users in those 28 countries the chance to take
advantage of various features they could not access before.
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Until now, a user from Cuba, for example, could not select her own
country when she registered for an account in her account settings — she
would have to pick another one or pick the “worldwide” option.
Now, those users can choose their location and, in most of the
countries, enable two-factor authentication, a key security feature.
Users in Iran or Cuba, however, still can’t add their Iranian and Cuban
cellphone numbers, which is required to enable the security measure.
(It’s unclear why Iran and Cuba still are still off this list. Twitter
did not answer Mashable’s request for comment regarding this issue.)
Developers from those countries (minus Cuba and Iran) can now access
Twitter’s developers platform, which also requires a valid cellphone
number. The changes also allow Twitter to better track the number of
users from those 28 countries.
Source: Twitter adds Iran, Cuba and 26 other countries to location
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