Google Messages Users Can Rest: Two-factor authentication is much easier now on Android

Thanks to the new ‘Autofill code from Messages’, you no longer have to enter security codes in any apps you may enter into. As a matter of fact, most of us use our mobile phone numbers for good security, but it is very painful to enter the same information again and again, and not to mention time-consuming.

Since Google is always there to save us from the trouble, the tech giant has decided to make it easier for users. Google Messages has always been working on this area, which is evident from their efforts to come up with the feature of automatically identifying the OTP from messages and then pasting it in just one tap.

Google Play Services’ settings page has included a new feature named as ‘Verification code autofill’ that is available from some months now. You only have to click on the toggle to activate it. After activating it, the apps will be able to pull two-factor authentication codes from the Google Messages app due to its built-in autofill feature.


As of now, not a lot of people might be seeing this feature. However, do not worry as Google is working on rolling this feature for more and more users and we might see more devices equipped with this feature.

One thing to note here is that the SMS-based two-factor authentication is not as safe as it appears, which is why always opt for a better and secure method for sensitive accounts.

Google Messages Users can rest: Two-factor authentication is much easier now on Android
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