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Google Authenticator updated with a new look and function so much request

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Published on May 07, 2020

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Google Authenticator updated with a new look and a feature much requested Android Blog Italy.

The Google Authenticator app saw its first restyling by 2017, going from version 5.0 to version 5.10. But the restyling of the visual – including an adaptation to the form factor of the new smartphone – is accompanied by a great change that will make easy the transfer of authentication keys on a new phone.

Up to this point, Google Authenticator was one of the many apps that provide a second level of authentication based on TOTP (Time One Time Password) in any verification process in two steps that the support (preferred decidedly to the SMS but not as secure as the keys to check the physical).

It was not right for the appearance, however, having just debuted when the smartphone market has abandoned the 16:9 to embrace increasingly extreme formats. In the same way, if you wanted to move the credentials out app on another phone, you had to do a process, sometimes messy through the back-end of your Google account.

From the graphical point of view, now we find the Material Design 2.0 and a dark theme (with black background) that will make happy the fans of OLED screens. Also report the inability to take screenshots in it since this is sensitive data (something not present before).

Also, in the overflow menu there is a tool for import / export of keys. Users can select which account to export, and, after having verified its identity with a PIN of the device, or biometric authentication, display a QR code that can be scanned by other smartphones with the Google app Authenticator in the import mode.

In case you have not yet received the update notification on your smartphone, just click on our link below which will take you directly to the dedicated page on the Play Store.

Alternatively, you can download the APK file to install manually (maybe if you are trying a few ROMS with no access to Google Play Services) through the following link. But you have to remember to set the permissions for the installation of apps from unknown sources, that is, all those downloaded outside of the Play Store.

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