Twitter has deprecated support for TLS 1.0 (its transport layer security protocols) and updated its Application Program Interface (API) documentation to support only TLS 1.2 or higher. As a consequence of this change, Iridium Mail and Web no longer supports Twitter posting, as the IMW server does not support the newer TLS protocols and only supports 1.0. The Tweet option will be removed from the Iridium Mail and Web App in an upcoming app update release.
Twitter is still supported on the Iridium GO App with the SMS interconnection via short code (40404) and should be used instead of the iridium Mail and Web app method, which no longer works unfortunately.
To utilize Twitter functionality on the Iridium GO App the following is required:
- Active Twitter Account
- Active Iridium Number
- Ensure Iridium GO Subscriber Number Linked to Your Twitter Account
To link your Twitter account with your Iridium GO device follow these steps:
- Login to Twitter.com
- Update Your Account Settings with the Iridium Phone Number
Once the Iridium GO has been linked to your Twitter account, posting text messages within the Iridium GO Twitter feature will post directly to your Twitter profile. Further information on Tweeting via SMS can be found at support.twitter.com.
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