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Google enables two-factor authentication

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 22, 2016, 3:16 pm IST
Updated Jun 22, 2016, 3:56 pm IST
The Google’s new prompt is compatible for both Android and iOS running devices.
Google has introduced a new prompt—that you can tap on your phone to approve login request, instead of manually entering a code for authentication.
 Google has introduced a new prompt—that you can tap on your phone to approve login request, instead of manually entering a code for authentication.

Five years ago, Google added a new feature called login-verification which turns your login into a two-step process—sending you a temporary password on your mobile phone for added safety. This is called two-factor authentication, and proved to be a sensible strategy to use. But, now Google has introduced a new prompt—that you can tap on your phone to approve login request, instead of manually entering a code for authentication.

Though the Google’s new prompt is compatible for both Android and iOS, iOS users will need to download the Google app, while Android users will need the latest Google Play Services to use the feature.

 

Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to the Google’s account page.
  • Navigate to Sign-in & Security.
  • Click the Signing in to Google button.
  • And select 2-step verification option.

Once enabled, if you try to login into a Google account you’ll be receiving a simple “yes” or “no” prompt on your device; tap on “yes” and it’s done, your login will get verified.

Google is still rolling out the new features gradually to all users, so it might take some time before it features on your device.                                     

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