As we all know that how difficult it is to keep our online accounts secure in the age of technology. Yes guys as long as the technology is increasing, hacking and cyber crimes are also increasing together. So, it’s our duty to keep our online presence safe and secure by applying some clever tricks. Today, I’m going to tell you about Google’s two-step verification service which is the most powerful protective shield for your Google account.
However, two-step verification is not a new thing in fact, it was launched in the past 2011. But, still many people didn’t enable it to keep their account secure.
Let me tell you that how the two-step verification is very powerful safeguard for your Google account. Normally, if you didn’t enable two-step verification, it may be very easy for hackers to hack your account or if somebody knows your password can access your account anytime without your permission. But, in case of two-step verification, as soon as anybody tries to log in to your account by entering correct credentials, a verification code will be sent to your registered number by Google to verify the ownership.
So, the two-step verification gives you a strong confidence that you and only you can access your account.
How to Enable Google’s Two-Step Verification
Google’s two-step verification (also known as two-factor verification) can be enabled in a few clicks. In fact, you just need to modify your account settings. It will take just a few seconds for whole process. Have a look on the detailed steps:
STEP 1: Go to myaccount.google.com and sign in with your Google account.
STEP 2: After login, you’ll see various Account Settings like Personal Info, Signing in, Recent Activity etc. So, scroll down the page and click on 2-step verification under Signing in.
STEP 3: In the next screen, click on Start Setup button to move on to further step.
STEP 4: In the next screen, you will have to setup your phone for receiving verification codes. Here you need to enter your phone number on which you wanna receive verification codes and then click on Send Code.
STEP 5: As soon as you will click on Send Code button above, Google will send you a verification code to confirm that you’ve entered a correct phone number. So, here you need to enter the verification code to verify your phone number.
STEP 6: Have you ever thought that what if you lost your phone? So, in this step, you can make the current computer as trusted computer so that you can access your account from that computer without needing any verification code.
STEP 7: After clicking on Next, finally confirm that 2-step verification is enabled for your account.
All done! After enabling this two-step verification for your Google account, nobody from an untrusted computer can access your account.
As I told you in the 7th step that making a computer as trusted is a good idea for that time when you miss your phone and through that trusted computer you will be able to login into your account without needing any verification code. So, in that case the trusted computer will allow you to change the phone number for two-step verification from account settings.
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The 2-step verification is very essential to keep your Google account safe from bad guys and I recommend you to enable it for your account.
Stay Safe 🙂