Google has built-on its two-factor system to introduce the feature for iOS users through their Gmail app, which will fundamentally enab
Two-factor authentication, arguably the most commercial modern implementation of an enhanced retail security solution, has received a boost toward wider adoption from Google. Two-factor authentication is crucial to every single online account, including primary and work email accounts. They’ve also been put to use by major websites including the likes of Amazon, Reddit and more.
Google, incidentally, has among the best, most-efficient and secure two-factor systems with its “device prompts” system wherein users are sent a push notification on their Android devices or via the Google app on iOS. Now, Google has made the feature even more accessible and convenient for iOS users by enabling the service through its tremendously popular Gmail app.
“This should encourage more people to use Google prompt, which is an easier and more secure method of authenticating an account,” Google said in an announcement.
Users will now be able to authorize access directly from the Gmail app. In essence, Google will send a push notification to the user’s iOS phone he/she, or anyone else, attempts to authorize their Google account through a new device or browser. Clicking on ‘OK’ via the prompt will authorize a login.
While clearly the straightforward and the most convenient option, Google users will still have access to authentication options including a secondary email, the Authenticator app, text messages and more.
To enable two-factor authentication in Google, here are the steps:
- Go to the 2-Step Verification page. You might have to sign in to your Google Account.
- Select Get started.
- Follow the step-by-step setup process.
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