It’s October, and that doesn’t only mean it’s Halloween season; it’s also Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Google is looking forward to providing a few improvements on its security measures for accounts and applications. It is revealed that a shortcut option for its password manager that leads exactly to the Google app. It is said to be a highlight feature going to be released by Google.
As nobody has seen the new shortcut in action, Google says that it is releasing a new feature in the Google app that will help you to access all of the passwords you’ve saved in Google Password Manager directly from the Google app menu.
This is a huge update since the previous one, users had to know where to go on the site (passwords.google.com) or go looking for the option in your Google account settings. Adding a shortcut button to be able to use and view all of your passwords in the account switcher menu makes it far more accessible to millions of users who may not even know where to find the option in the first place.
Google has more good news for iOS users. While it has been possible to use the Google or Chrome app to autofill passwords in third-party applications, the company also wants to provide the ability to recommend passwords, which are already available on Android.
Google is also thinking to enroll even more people in its two-step authentication procedure, which needs both a Google password and a second factor to log in, such as a phone, security key, or an OTP code. Google hopes to automatically enroll 150 million more users by the end of the year and needs 2 million YouTube creators to turn it on.
Google has also confirmed the launch of One Tap, a new sign-in mechanism for third-party apps. It allows you to sign up for or log in to applications with just one more tap, without requiring a password and is already available on Reddit, Pinterest, and other sites.
When a user clicks the “Sign in with Google” button on a website, Google will display a prompt at the top of the page with a menu of the user’s Google accounts, followed by a confirmation message and a button allowing them to continue. There’s no need to enter credentials every time.
You will see customized advertisements. If you’re returning to a site from which you’ve previously signed out, click the Sign in with Google option. This makes it easy as the total number of authentication taps/clicks would be one.
Sign-ups on Pinterest have increased by 47 percent on the web and 126 percent on Android, while returns have increased by 16 percent and 34 percent, respectively. With One Tap, Reddit has more traffic than ever.
You won’t have to go to a separate page since the company has built a new collection of APIs called Google Identity Services and has enabled a quick process for the users to get verified.