Google announced that iOS users can now benefit from Google prompt feature via their Gmail application. Security and usability are crucial requirements for Google.
Google announced that iOS users can now receive Google prompts via their Gmail application.
“In 2017, we madeGoogle prompt the primary choice for G Suite users turning on two-step verification for the first time. Back then, we noted that users with iOS devices would need to install the Google app in order to use the feature.” reads the blog post published by Google.
“Today, we’re making it possible for users with iOS devices to receive prompts via their Gmail app as well. This should encourage more people to use Google prompt, which is an easier and more secure method of authenticating an account,”
Google prompt was designed to inform users of any attempt to log into their accounts and confirm it with a tap on their mobile devices.
Gmail users can approve sign-in requests via 2-Step Verification (2SV) by simply taping a “Yes” button on their smartphone since June 2016.
The 2-Step Verification process leverages login authentication code sent via SMS, once the user has received it, he will need to enter it on a sign in page.
The tech giant has launched the Google prompt to make this process simpler, it displays a popup message on the user’s mobile devices asking them to confirm the login with a single tap.
Google prompt was rolled out to both Android and iOS devices, but on iOS, the users need to have the Google Search app installed.
In October 2017, Big G introduced Google prompt in the G Suite. The company implemented the feature to all of its users who choose to enable the extra layer of security, but in order to use it, iOS users need to have the Google app installed on the device.
Now Google has overwhelmed this limitation and iOS users can benefit from the Google prompt without having Google app installed.
iOS users who have both the Google app and Gmail app installed on their devices will receive the prompts from Gmail.
The availability of Google prompt in Gmail for iOS will be available to all users in a few days.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.