Google Authenticator is a necessary 2FA Google account authorization and authentication tool that had finally got a much-awaited update. The update introduces new features such as a Material Theme redesign with a more colorful Google logo.
It also removes the dull black and empty bar and introduces an account transfer between devices. Google Authenticator 2FA is a must-have platform to ensure fast and a single-window authentication of a Google account that’s frequently used.
Google Authenticator 5.1 Update – Features
With the recent update, Google Authenticator has now an account transfer feature and a Material Theme redesign. The dark theme fits the background color flawlessly from other apps. The FAB (Floating Action Button) has also been revamped and has a more colorful Google’s plus sign. The account names appear now in blue and use the Google Sans font.
The three Button additional settings menu got updated and has a new “Transfer accounts” feature that lets users import or export codes. The system uses the QR barcodes, which are quite convenient as they entirely remove the need to visit each service individually and set up Google Authenticator on another device.
The Google Authenticator 5.1 update is dynamically set to match the device’s large screen. Previously the app displayed a tall black bar at the bottom. For additional security, users can’t take a screenshot of the updated app. Such a feature is similar to that of Chrome’s Incognito.
Download and Use Google Authenticator Android App
Many third-party services still link or recommends the Google Authenticator during the set-up. It’s one of the easiest methods to authorize access to a Google Account. It will save you a lot of time, and you don’t have to enter a password every time. The recently updated app is available for free on the Google Play Store.
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