Google Authenticator Android app gets an update, makes turning on 2-step verification a bit easier

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If you are one of those who realize you should be using 2-step authentication (for Google) on your Android device but have yet to turn it on because of the annoyance of setting it all up. Well, fire up Google Play and download the latest release of the Google Authenticator app because it has been updated. In addition, those who already have the app installed will likely want to grab the app as well. That said, the Google Authenticator app is now at version 2.32 with support for devices running Android 2.1 or later. Perhaps more important here — this update makes setting up 2-step verification a little bit easier. With this update you will no longer have to scan a QR code of re-enter your password.

“Turn on 2-step verification for your Google Account without having to scan a QR code or re-enter your password on this device. If you’re not already using 2-step verification, start by visiting the security settings for your Google Account to see if this new setup flow is enabled for you.”

In addition, the “what’s new” section for this update also notes the following;

  • New permissions are required to update your Google Account credentials on this device when you set up 2-step verification.

Bottom line here, grab this app and set-up 2-step verification today.

Via [Google Play]

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