Do you know that you can now use your Android Phone as a Physical security key to login to Google account. Google has further strengthened the 2-Factor-Authentication process to the next level. In this 2FA method you won’t get any text message or an email that contains a code to authenticate your account. Instead, it just need your Android phone near your computer to login into your Google Account.
Last year we all see Google announce its own made Titan security Key that works on FIDO security standard and acts as a physical security key to login to your Google Account. It means one can not login to your Google Account until not have access to this USB device i.e. Titan Security Key. However, this additional device costs around $20. But now, At Google Cloud Next event 2019, Google announce, one can now even use his Android phone as a physical security key like Google’s Titan Security Key.
Note that this technology works when you have an Android Phone supporting Android 7 and later version. Moreover, with this technology you could protect your Google App, Gmail, G Suite account and all other accounts that sports FIDO Security Standard.
Okay, this is all about this new feature, let check how you can enable this security feature.
How to use your Android Phone as a Physical security key to login to Google Account?
First Sign in to your Google Account in your Phone by going to the location Settings>Google Settings.
Once done, Turn ON the Bluetooth of your Phone.
Now, In your Laptop or Computer Open this link https://myaccount.google.com/security and Click on Two Step Verification and then Click on Get Started.
Now, feed your account password and a new window opens where you have to select Choose Another Option.
In this select Security Key and then click on Next.
Here, you see your Phone in your List. Select it and click on next to complete the process.
Once you complete this process, now everytime you sign in to your Google Account, it ask you to use your phone’s volume rocker button for authentication.
Since, this technology is rolling out then, may be you will not see it in your Google account at the same time. But don’t worry it will available for you in upcoming days or weeks.