Google declared in May that by the end of the year, it will make Two-Step Verification (2-factor authentication) obligatory for all users to log into your Google account, and we now have a firm deadline.
When activated, whenever users log into their Google account, they will get an SMS or an email with a one-time password (OTP) to authenticate their identity. To secure your personal information, the procedure provides an extra degree of protection. Password theft is the most prevalent way for accounts hacking, and 2FA will protect you from it.
Google is sending out emails and in-app alerts about using Two-Step Verification, with the reminder that it will be turned on automatically on November 9th. The following is the prompt:
“After entering the password, you will need to complete a second step on the phone. Keep your phone handy when you log in. Two-Step Verification will be activated automatically on November 9th. If you want, you can activate this feature first: your account is ready.”
We expect to auto-enroll an additional 150 million Google users in 2SV by the end of 2021 and require 2 million YouTube producers to turn it on, the business added in a blog post.
However, 2SV isn’t yet mandatory for all users, and Google appears to be transitioning people one by one. If you’re one of the people who still have Two-Step Verification deactivated on their Google account, follow the instructions on this page to manually enable it.
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