Google last year introduced two-step verification process to enhance security for its users. However this year, the tech giant has added a ‘prompt’ option to the process making signing-in easier and convenient.
Google prompt is aimed at enterprises where employees use Google apps and thus need to access their accounts and docs frequently.
“We know that security is one of your top concerns as a Google Apps admin and that many of you require your employees to turn on 2-Step Verification (2SV) to keep their accounts safe. There are multiple ways your end users can approve sign-in requests via 2SV—by tapping a Security Key, by entering a verification code sent to their phone or, starting today, by approving a prompt like the one below that will pop up on their phone,” Google
wrote in a post.
The employees can now choose ‘Google Prompt’ option during the two-step verification process as an alternative to OTP message.
Though the update has been rolled out for both Android and iOS users, however, iOS users will need the Google Search app installed on their phone to use Google Prompt.