Lighting Post: Google Phone Prompt for 2FA (Two Factor Authentication)

What is this?

You can now tap a single button on your phone to complete the 2-step verification, instead of having to type the 6-digit security code every time.

What is 2-step verification?

It’s a more secure method of signing in to your Google account (by using a secondary device you own, after you enter your password), greatly reducing the chances of a hack as the hacker now needs access to your phone to log in. In the case of your Google account, it’s your mobile phone.

But it’s so troublesome..

2-step is absolutely necessary for your privacy protection. Better late than never.

Okay, I’m scared, and I’m in. How do I do that?

You’ve come to the right place! Just follow the simple pictorial guide below.

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Step 1: Go to on a computer
Step 2: Click ‘Signing in to Google’
Step 3: Click ‘2-step Verification’
Step 4: Click ‘Google prompt’

Follow the instructions on your computer and phone, and you are done! 🙂 Just make sure you have enough juice on your mobile.



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