Two-step verification will be available for 150 million Google accounts by the end of the year, the internet giant announced in a blog post on Tuesday. As a result, users are better protected against cybercriminals.
When you sign into your online accounts, two-step verification offers an extra degree of security. A text message including a unique code is frequently delivered to a user's phone. The user is then required to enter this code. Hackers will have a more difficult time logging in since they would be required to enter the phone number of the account owner.
Google users who have the 2SV setting activated must also confirm that they are the account's owner a second time after logging in to their account for the first time. At this stage, the majority of users will still need to enable this setting on their own.
That is exactly what Google is attempting to change. Since May, the business has been working on automating the setting's activation on accounts that have been "fully setup." Most likely, these are users who have already added a phone number to their profile but have not yet enabled the feature.
By the end of the year, the internet giant expects to have two-step verification activated for around 150 million of its customers' accounts. Additionally, this function must be enabled by two million YouTube users.