Google is awesome. Have a suggestion..... Right now there is one password for my google account. I think having individual passwords for specific google service would be very helpful. Example: I have a password that will only allow me to access my Google Music. That way I can log into a friends laptop at a party and enjoy my music collection with friends without having to worry about anyone accessing my Gmail, Google+ or any other Google service.
Too Easy To Read With the bright white screen it's easy for anyone to read your "secret" code, even from across the room. With the timeout on the right side and the code on the left, it takes a lot of eye movement to find the account, check the time left, then view the current token. The app is badly laid out. You cannot reorder accounts, so add them into the app in priority order. Luckily there are other apps like Authy which perform the same function.
Requires installation of another app that is NOT an Editor's Choice and is NOT a top developer. The qr code reader app that you must also install requires permissions to view your Contacts?! There are other qr code readers that only need the camera, but they don't work with Google Authenticator. Google needs to build in a QR code reader or use something else more reputable. The point of 2-step verification is increased security, but I feel I'm becoming less secure by installing the other app.
Use to work great. I used it every day for logging into AWS account. Now, I have to re-sync every single time. It's like it's losing time. This is on a Nexus 5X that is less than 6 months old. This just started happening last week. Update: Also tried using this with Gmail MFA. Simply wouldn't work. Couldn't log in despite multiple tries. Something wrong going on here guys.
Two Factor Authentication can be a really big hassle! But for some sites, it is critical to have a trusted and reliable tool. I've been using Google Authenticator for years, and am very pleased with it. I've just recommended it to my daughter, and I'll recommend it to you. Be safe! Be smart!
Listen you users. Accept constructive criticism. Lets make GA even better, if not best, together. Cause its already late...... GA should be 2FA 👑 1.) Add fingerprint sensor auth please. Easier than codes, which should be backup. 2.) Support "Tap to approve" (great feature!) - but *not* ONLY for Google services but for ALL. (See Microsoft Azure auth. Or "Duo Mobile" app. Doable!)..... 3. Enable backup & restore, but not only for EXISTING phone (what if lost?), but for ANY new device - protected with passwd for instance. See "Authy" app..... and, 4.) Windows version of GA is a must. More availability. Bring progess, please! 💚
* Support for Android M permission model
* Minor UI improvements
* Bug fixes and performance improvements