2-Step…it up!

At our company we use 2-Step Verification. Honestly I look back at all the time I didn’t use 2-Step and it freaks me out a little bit.

Now my Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and many other apps and serviced have a 2-Step added to them.

Google has used Security Keys like this:


And they are awesome, but when I don’t have it on me I get aggravated.

I have used the Google Authenticatior App (Apple) (Android) to have a code generated automatically and not text me, like this:


It too is good, but it also can be a hassle.

Starting Today you can receive prompts like this on your phone instead of typing in a code:


You can now choose any 2-Step option in Sign-in & Security > Signing in to Google. 2-Step Verification section of My Account.



  • You can’t currently have a Security Key and the Google prompt enabled at the same time.
  • Data Connection is required to use the Google Prompt.
  • Android users will need to update Google Play Services to use the Google Prompt.
  • iOS users ill need the Google Search app installed on their phone to use Google prompt.

Whichever one you choose will be great, just make sure you have 2-Step on your accounts!

Google On!

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