Google is well known for its search engine also equally famous for its services and products namely Gmail, Google+, and Google Drive, etc. The search engine giant’s security system was good and with the introduction of two-factor authentication method five years ago made it even better.
Now the firm is making more changes to the login system to make it simple and easy for the users to sign into their accounts.
Previously users have to enter a code manually from a third party app or via SMS. In order make this process short and crisp a new feature, introduced by the tech giant called as the” Google prompt.”
The new method lets you use your mobile phone for approving or denying the request to sign into any of your Google accounts using a computer.
Google says that the new option makes the sign-in process a lot simpler and less clumsy. The new feature will provide the same level of security but just simplifies the process by asking for a single tap on your mobile device.
With the new option, users only need to give a simple tap on their phone to approve/reject the login requests. The new method is quite similar to the Twitter’s authentication process.
To set up Google prompt, one has to open their Google account page. Select the “Sign in & Security” link. Turn on 2-step verification located at the section for password and sign-in method. Then sign in with the necessary details.
Users would be redirected to the next screens where they have to receive and enter a verification code on their mobile phone from Google.
After selecting the two-step verification, click on the “add phone” option under the Google prompt. You can add your Android phone or iPhone or even both.
To get the Google Prompt Android users should have the latest version of Google Play Services, where as iPhone users need to install the Google Search app on their device.
Proceed with the next steps to add your phone. Once your mobile device is paired up with your Google account, then try logging into the account on your computer.
After entering your details, users will receive a flash message to choose either Yes or No on your mobile phone for confirmation that you are trying to sign in.
Just tap on the Yes prompt, and you would be in. From then on, you just required to enter your password and then tap on Yes anytime you need to sign into your Google account.
Google said that the new feature will be available within the next three days.