Review from Carlo Castillo
Excellent! Does exactly what it's supposed to do. A must have for when you have a Google account and want that extra later of security.
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 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
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! 💚
Migration option removed Authenticator used to have a 'migrate to new phone' option, so if you had to change phones, you could easily take all the 2fa accounts to the new one. Piece of cake. Now that option was quietly removed in early 2016, with no explanation. Now you can do it by removing and re-adding all the accounts one by one. Madness. Avoid.
* Improved look and feel for phones and tablets
* Integrated barcode scanner
* New dark theme option available
* Option to reorder list of accounts