The Google Authenticator app used to retailer one-time entry codes for account safety now helps backups and syncing throughout gadgets utilizing a Google Account, Google announced today.

With Google Account assist, one-time passwords might be saved within the cloud, so in the event you lose the machine together with your Google Authenticator app put in, you will not lose entry to all your authentication codes. Previous to the mixing of Google Account assist, all codes within the Google Authenticator app had been saved on machine, which is problematic when a tool is misplaced.

Google says with one-time passwords out there in a Google Account, customers are “higher shielded from lockout,” rising comfort and safety. Google Account integration for Google Authenticator is out there on each iOS and Android gadgets. Including Google Account assist would require signing into the account within the Google Authenticator app, and as soon as that’s completed, codes might be mechanically backed up and restored on any new machine the place you register to your Google Account.

The newest model of the app is required, and on iPhone and iPad, it may be downloaded from the App Store at no cost. [Direct Link]

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