Google has announced that it will automatically activate 2-step verification (2SV) for a further 150 million accounts by the end of this year. The company also needs more than 2 million YouTubers to activate 2SV. According to the company, 2SV is one of the most reliable ways to prevent unauthorized access to accounts and networks. Google says they will only auto-register accounts that have the correct safeguards in place.
What is two-step verification?
Two-step verification (also known as two-factor authentication) adds an extra layer of security to your account in the event your password is stolen. After setting up 2SV, log into your account in two steps with your password and phone. After entering your password as usual, you will also need to enter a code which will be sent to your phone via SMS, voice call or mobile app.
How do I activate two-step verification?
To turn on 2SV, you have to have your. to open Google user account > In the navigation area, select Security> Under “Sign in to Google”, select the two-step verification option and then First Steps. Then follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
“2SV was at the core of Google’s own security practices and today we’re making it seamless for our users with a Google prompt that requires a simple tap on your mobile device to prove you’re really trying to sign in. And because we know the best way to keep our users safe, we need to enable our security measures by default. We have started automatically configuring our users’ accounts to a more secure state. We plan to automatically register another 150 million Google users for 2SV by the end of 2021 and need 2 million YouTube creators to activate it, ”the company said in a blog post.
Aside from that, the company is also rolling out a feature in the Google app that will allow you to access any passwords that you have saved in the Google Password Manager right from the Google app menu.