Google wants to revolutionize the assignment and entry of passwords! To this end, the search giant has integrated a new feature into the search app and enables password suggestions in the Chrome browser. With a requirement for Google two-factor authentication, you also want to ensure more security on YouTube.
- The Google app has access to the passwords stored in the user account
- YouTubers are required to use two-factor authentication
- Like Android, Chrome for iOS will have a password suggestion option
Google’s announcement coincides with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and continues the company’s efforts to make online accounts more secure – and help people get rid of combinations like password1234.
The biggest change that has been promised is the introduction of a menu in the Google search app (Android | iOS) to make it easier to access passwords that are stored in the user account. Currently, you have to access the page passwords.google.com, which is used by Chrome, for example, if you follow the steps “Settings > Passwords > View and manage saved passwords “ follow.
Another welcome news is that the browser on iOS will now have the ability to suggest and save secure passwords. The tool, already available in the Android app, complements the current autofill system that uses the logins stored in the user’s profile.
Google Two-factor authentication becomes mandatory for YouTubers
Google also announced that over 150 million accounts will use two-factor authentication by the end of 2021. You should use your smartphone as a confirmation device for registration.
Finally, Google announced that from November content creators on YouTube will have to activate two-factor authentication in order to access YouTube Studio. So if you want to continue uploading videos, moderating comments or doing other administrative tasks on YouTube, you have to automatically use the login with additional security
Do you have any tips on how to deal with passwords and logins? Do you have a specific password manager that you can recommend? Let me know in the comments!