Google plans to automatically enrol 150 million Google users in the two-step verification, and two million YouTube creators will also be required to turn it on.
By the end of 2021, Google will make it easy for users to sign in with new devices by using two-step verification.
Users with correctly validated accounts will have two-step verification activated by default, and they will just need to touch once on their smartphone to guarantee they can sign in on their devices. The registration procedure should be smoother as a result of this.
Google has already started the process of auto-enrolling accounts with backup systems in order to ensure a smooth transition.
Google aims to enhance users’ safety
Google said it started to automatically set its users’ accounts into a more secure state since it believes the best approach to keep them safe is to switch on all its security safeguards by default.
In a blog post, Google stated that by the end of 2021, it intends to auto-enrol an additional 150 million Google users in the two-step verification and require another two million YouTube contributors to turn it on.
A major step towards eliminating the need of passwords
Google has also stated that the two-step verification option will not be appropriate for all users and that it is working on additional ways to provide a convenient and secure authentication, thereby eliminating the need for passwords in the longer run.
While the internet giant hopes to minimize the usage of passwords, it will also include a tool that allows users to retrieve previous passwords and remember new ones.
The Google Password Manager will be the name of this function, and it will be implemented into the app at some time in the future.
At the same time, Google has begun exposing a new set of APIs under the Google Identity framework, which should aid safe authentication without the need for passwords.