Google is working on various projects, from building a new messaging app where they are going to use Artificial intelligence and much more to Project Loon and giving WiFi access to various Railway Stations in India.
Coming onto the latest development, Google wants you to use your phone to sign into your account using your phone without the need for password. The feature uses your phone to authenticate your identity by bringing up a notification that allows you to grant or deny access to your account.
Google has confirmed it is testing this feature with a small number of users right now. A Google spokesperson provided the following statement:
We’ve invited a small group of users to help test a new way to sign in to their Google accounts, no password required. ‘Pizza’, ‘password’ and ‘123456’—your days are numbered.
Yesterday, a Reddit user rp1226 posted that he’s invited to sign in to his account from his phone. Once accepted the request to be the beta tester for the feature he received the following mail which gives answers to whole faqs and all other necessities:
Enroll your Google Account
Accept the invitation for our Google Group
Click the invitation that says: “Tired of typing passwords? Try using your phone to sign in”
Follow the instructions to finish setup
What happens next ?
After you’ve set it up, try it and see what you think. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
You won’t need your password to sign in, but you can always use it if you want to As always, if we notice anything unusual about your sign-in you may be asked to complete an extra step or two to prove it’s really you We might reach out to you to learn more about what you think. You can leave the group if you don’t want us to contact you.
What happens if ?
Your phone’s battery dies or your phone isn’t around
You can still use your password. When you go to sign in, just click the link “Use your password instead” at the bottom of the page
You lose your phone
That’s why you have a screen lock or Touch ID. Even if someone else gets your phone, that person can’t unlock it
Any time you lose your phone, protect yourself by signing in on another device and going to My Account. From there, you can review your device activity and remove account access from the lost device
You want to use a new phone
If you need to change your phone, go to “Sign in and Security” in My Account. Click “Use your phone to sign in” then “Edit” your phone
You decide you want to stop using your phone to sign in
If you decide you’d rather type your password to sign in, go to “Sign in and Security” in My Account. Click “Use your phone to sign in” then “Turn off”
You’re asked to complete extra steps to sign in
If Google ever sees something suspicious about how you’re signing in, you’ll need to complete an extra step or two to prove it’s really you. As we work to improve the experience, you may see some of those changes
You’re wondering if you’ll ever need your password again
For the moment, you’ll probably still need it, just in case your phone isn’t around or we can’t reach it. And if Google ever notices something suspicious about how you’re signing in, we might ask you to enter your password.[/vc_message]