Google Prompt is expanding its two-step authentication process to provide greater security to the users online

Google, in an email to its users, has recently announced that it is upgrading the Google Prompt’s two-step authentication process. This update is expanding to any eligible phone on your account.

Google Prompt is a handy two-step verification feature that improves the usability of the second verification step. It pushes a prompt to a connected smartphone, and you just need to tap on to deny or allow the sign-in request.

With a two-step verification process, you can secure your account with both your password, as well as your phone. With this type of authentication process, you basically add an extra layer of security to your account. Once you set the process up, you will have to sign in to your account in two steps. One step will ask for your password, and the other step will ask for your phone number or security key dongle.

When Google Prompt was initially launched, it had to be turned on for every smartphone or tablet device that you had your account on.

In 2018, Google enabled the users to use Prompt on every phone they have used to sign in on, which is good because usually people have multiple phones and it is easier to access their account from all phones rather than keeping one separate phone for account access. However, now Google has made this feature a default behavior for all Prompt users.

As per Google, if you use phones that do not get Google sign-in prompts, they will most likely be available after 7th July 2020. Later, every eligible phone that you will add to your account will also receive prompts. So, if you are currently not receiving the prompts by Google, do not worry as they will soon be turned on for you.

If a user does not want the feature, they can simply opt-out of it by signing out of their Google account on that phone or device.

This upgrade may sound small, but it is quite significant as it adds more security for online users. It is far easier for hackers and cybercriminals to steal your password and get access to your account than you think. Therefore, it is imperative to have a great, efficient, and secure protection system for your accounts and passwords.

It is a good step by Google, and it is commendable of them to think so much about the security of its users.

Here's the screenshot of Google's complete email announcement.

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