Tech giants Google has recently updated its 2FA Authenticator app for iOS devices with a new integrated privacy feature which allows users require Face ID or Touch ID before showing two-factor account authentication codes.
In the previous version of the Authenticator App, the use of fingerprint or facial authentication were only required when exporting accounts. but now, upon activating Google’s Privacy Screen feature in v3.2.0 of the app, users Face or Touch recognition is required to process and show newly generated authentication codes.
However, in the authentication app, authentication requirement can be programmed to show off immediately or after precise timing such as 10 seconds, 1 minute, or 10 minutes.
Another new added feature is the integrated search bar. Google has also integrated a new search bar at the top of the app interface to allow users search for other accounts.
In app’s previous update its launched a dark mode and the earlier mentioned feature to transfer accounts. Though, the latest updates to the app are likely to be observed by many Apple device users as its mostly rolling out on iOS device.
IOS 15 Update
Meanwhile, in line with our previously published news about iOS 15, which is said to include a built-in password authenticator.
With users expectation of the Tech giant Apple releasing iOS 15 coming fall, it is notable to say that iPhone and iPad users will be able to generate a 2FA verification codes for additional sign-in security from their device on the latest iOS, hence the use of a third party app like the Google Authenticator app wont be needed as at that time.
According to the tech company, users will be able to set up verification codes under Passwords in the Settings app.
Also too, immediately after setup, such generated codes will autofill whenever the user signs into a site, making the use of two-factor authentication a more enhanced experience than using a third-party app. This feature will be available on iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey.