Do you use two factor authentication (2FA) in your Google account? If it isn’t, it will be soon, because Google will turn it on by default on 150 million more accounts by the end of 2021.
Google enables 2FA by default
Google refers to 2FA as 2SV, which stands for two-step verification. It’s another term that means the same thing, and the company has reminded us of its intention to make it the default across millions of accounts.
In a blog post , the company said: “By the end of 2021, we plan to automatically enroll an additional 150 million Google users in 2SV and require 2 million YouTube creators to activate it.” That means if you are not currently blocking your Google account With a second form of verification, it will soon be activated by default.
Of course, you can choose to turn it off if you’re not a fan, but it’s really a good idea, as blocking your accounts is important, especially one as widely used as your Google account.
Other Google password plans
Google also announced that you can now select Chrome to complete automatically saved passwords in other applications on iOS. If you use Google Chrome on iOS to store your passwords, this is a useful feature.
You can also use the password manager from Google directly from the Google app, making Chrome a more powerful password manager.
All in all, Google is doing great things with security, and these changes are definitely positive for keeping your accounts safe.