Google Authenticator is a software-based authenticator of Google that implements a two-step verification service using the time-based one-time password algorithm. Google has recently brought the support of Google Account synchronization to it. With the help of this new update, the authenticator can safely back up our one-time codes (OTPs) to our Google Account.
Let us tell you; Google Authenticator was launched in the year 2010 as a free and easy way to add two-factor authentication to bolster user security while signing in. Their goal is to make a passwordless future. That’s the main reason Google continuously brings various optimizations and novelties to the Google Authenticator app. Regarding bringing the support of Google Account synchronization, it was highly demanded by the users.
Previously, in Google Authenticator, one-time codes can only be stored in a single device which means if the user lost their device, there left no other way to sign in to any service on which they’d set up 2FA using the authenticator. But now there will no longer be issues like that thanks to Google Account synchronization’s support which will make one-time codes more durable as it stores them safely in users’ Google Accounts.
Besides these one-time codes from Authenticator, Google has also been rolling out several options for secure authentication across the web. Google Password Manager also makes users’ security better by saving passwords that also help to make signing easier and faster in Chrome and Android. You can experience the new Authenticator app by updating the application. It sure will strengthen your device and data security.
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