Google Simplifies Two-Step Verification With Google Prompt

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At the moment, when two-step verification on a user’s Google account is enabled, that means using some backup codes or a code sent to the user’s mobile phone via SMS in order to verify an account every time a new log in from an unfamiliar device is made. While that works well, we can all agree that atleast it could be made less of a hassle. That is happening with Google’s announcement of Google prompt.

Google prompt simply adds to the various options available to users for two-step verification and is meant to be the easiest of them all. When activated, users will be presented with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

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The option is being rolled out to all accounts over the next few days. The primary target is users of Google Apps for whom security precautions like having two-step verification enabled is not a choice but mostly an organizational requirement. For the rest, it will likely be a great incentive to finally get more users to activate two-step verification since some stay away because of the extra hoops involved in the process.


To set up Google prompt once it becomes available to you, just go to: Sign-in & Security > Signing in to Google > 2-Step Verification in your Google Account settings.

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SOURCEGoogle
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Emmanuel writes on mobile hardware, software and platforms.