I love this app. It is great and easy to use but it has one major flaw. You can't back up the security tokens. I can understand why as if you can back them up someone can steal them. That said some places don't seem to present recovery codes when enabling 2fa and if you lose your phone before digging into the sites setting page to grab them it is too late. I would really prefer some form of secure backup to say your google drive or something so that the accounts can be synced across devices or recovered in some way.
Overall great app, I used to love it ... until I got a new phone and discovered there is no way to actually move all your saved Authenticator accounts to your new device. You have to re-link them one by one. Great way to keep customers who keep buying Android phones! Moving to Authy for authentication ... the app is not as great, but lets you keep backups.
Too easy to not do it I'd heard of MFA (multi-factor authentication) but hadn't done it yet - a recent leak made me quickly reconsider. Setting up 2FA via your Google Account is a breeze - Google's made this a brainless, painless process to protect your information. And the Authenticator app makes the process of signing into your account(s) even easier. It doesn't get any better than this.
It's a great app, but only problem is it does not synchronized applications that you have installed through bar code for easy retrieval. Once you loose the company app code you have a hard time retrieving it especially when you need the code also to gain access to the account on the third-party website and no proper support is provided to disable two-way authentication. example: I can't access my teamviewer anymore because I reinstalled google authenticator and it's asking for code which I can't get on the site without providing security code from Google authenticator. Would be great to have an authenticator that remembers the apps scanned and retrieve it once you provide your google account credentials.
It is a fantastic app, the recent visual update is lovely and clear. I would love the one addition of a pin code to actually access the codes. As in to make it really secure, when you load the app it will have the option to ask for a password/pin just to make sure no one can nick your phone to get the codes. Then again if they can see your texts that kinda negates that... aight ignore me and stuff lol
Great app for 2-steps authentication. My only complaint is that you cannot order the list. I would like to hide the ones for games I no longer play but still want to make sure the account is secure when I do return to the account a year later. Better yet, let us favourite the ones we use more frequently to show up on top of the list first.
* Improved look and feel for phones and tablets
* Integrated barcode scanner
* New dark theme option available
* Option to reorder list of accounts