Google's new initiative, Google Sign-In, is a step towards simplifying the login process for website and app users everywhere. With just one click (or tap), you'll be able to sign in to any website or app that accepts Google Sign-In. This will save you time and hassle, as you won't have to remember multiple usernames and passwords. Sound good? Keep reading to find out how to set up Google Sign-In on your devices.
The sign-in tools should end up more widespread online soon.
Google has made some steps forward to making everyone's life a little easier when it comes to remembering login details and passwords. At least, that's the hope. The company has revealed that it's combining a number of its existing online sign-in tools and APIs into a single SDK (software development kit) that should be much easier for developers to add to their websites. Known as Google Identity Services, it includes the 'Sign in with Google' service you've probably seen when accessing third-party websites using your Google account. This means that, in the near future, you'll be able to use the same login details and password for many more websites than you can at the moment. The only downside is that we'll have to wait for developers to start using the new SDK – so it could be a while before we see any widespread changes.
One Tap prompt
Google is always looking for ways to make our lives easier. The latest tweak? Introducing the One Tap prompt, which is designed to make logging in simpler than ever. The thinking is that One Tap makes signing in much, much simpler than trying to remember your password and type things in. It can prompt the user to log in on any page, so there's no need to be redirected to a landing page, which can mess up even the best web browsers or at least your workflow. The new One Tap prompt will slide down from the top right of a website, so it's easy to see and easy to use.
Don't have to rely upon remembering your password and login details quite like before
Google is aiming to simplify the login process for its users. In a blog post, Filip Verley, product manager for Google Identity explained that, "every day, we focus on putting users in control of their data by building products that are secure by default | and private by design." He pointed out that the most common online security vulnerability occurs beyond Google products with data breaches exposing people's data. However, it's definitely useful to know that you don't have to rely upon remembering your password and login details quite like before. You can now use your phone to sign in to various websites and services with just a tap. Google has also been working on ways to make two-factor authentication easier for its users. So far, the company has been testing a physical security key that can be attached to a keychain or worn around your neck. This key works with a mobile app to generate one-time passwords and log you in automatically.
Google is making signing in simpler for users, with the hope of this being a more widespread change. One Tap login will allow you to sign in with just a few clicks, and you won't have to remember your password and login details as before. This will make logging in on different devices simpler and quicker, and it's something that we're likely to see more of in the future. Google has made other changes to simplify logging in, such as Auto Sign-In for Android apps. As more people shift to using multiple devices, simplifying the login process will be essential, and Google is taking the lead in this area.
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