If you’re a Google Apps user, you can celebrate the fact that Google created a shorter sign-in process.

Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication, also known as two-step verification, is a secure method of confirming a user’s identity before logging in to a certain service. Not all online apps and services enable 2FA, but it is a highly recommended practice for all users, as it greatly enhances online security.

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For Google Apps administrators, it’s easy to set up 2FA for your users’ accounts. Google has information on how to set it up here.

Notes

  • Currently, you can’t have Security Keys and Google prompt enabled at the same time.
  • A data connection is required to use Google prompt.
  • Android users will need updated Google Play Services to use Google prompt.
  • iOS users will need the Google Search app installed on their phone to use Google prompt.

The new process will roll out gradually, and Google specifically notes it could be at least three days for feature visibility.

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