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Google made 2-Step authentication easier to use

Google has added a feature to make 2-Step verification easier. Instead entering a verification code, you can get approved by a prompt on your phone.

To enable this option, go to My Account, section “Sign-in & Security” and choose “Signing in to Google” followed by “2-Step Verification.” There, choose “Google Prompt” as the default option, and activate a device you will use for this purpose.

iPhone users will need the Google app installed on their phone to use Google prompt.

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Once you have set up this new feature and when you log in to your Google account, you will get a notification/alert on your phone.

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And you will get a prompt from Google App for authentication.

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No more entering security code! Woohoo! ūüôā

Notes:

  • Currently, you can’t have Security Keys and Google prompt enabled at the same time.
  • A data connection is required to use Google prompt.
  • Android users will need updated Google Play Services to use Google prompt.

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