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.
Functionally great, could look better Really happy you can reorder accounts - I've been wanting this forever. Also great you don't need a separate barcode app to scan QR codes. What happened to the UI though? I agree with the many other reviews saying the same thing - too much wasted space by far!
Listen your users. Accept constructive criticism. Lets make GA THE best app for 2FA. You are already late... GA should be 2FA 👑 (the best app for twofactor auth.) -1.) Add fingerprint sensor auth. Easier than codes. 2.) Support "Tap to approve" (great feature!) for ALL, not just Google services. Poput/tap is lifesaver! 3. Enable backup & restore, but not only for EXISTING phone (what if lost?), but for ANY new device - protected with passwd for instance. and, 4.) Windows version of GA is a must. More availability on deskop, please. Bring significant progess! 💚
Not only does the interface suck, but what I can't wrap my head around is why it doesn't prompt with a notification when a login is attempted. I should NOT have to manually open the app. Also, I should be able to secure the app with a code or fingerprint. Using this with LastPass is horrible compared to the actual LastPass Authenticator app. The only reason I tried is you can only use one device with LastPass Authenticator.
Now 5* after update Edit: with the option of dark mode, Google Authenticator goes back to five stars. Thanks for listening, developers! (Previous comment - "Got to agree with other commenters - the white background in the latest update is not good. Far too bright - if I want to use my screen as a lamp, then I'll do it with the profile screen I have set up for that purpose. Bring back the black background, if only as an option.")
* Improved look and feel for phones and tablets
* Integrated barcode scanner
* New dark theme option available
* Option to reorder list of accounts