Google announced in May that it would make two-step verification (2-factor authentication) mandatory for everyone before the end of the year. From today we have a final date for the new operation.
When activated, the user will receive an SMS or an email with a one-time password (OTP from the one-time password) each time he tries to log in to his account, to verify his identity.
This process will add an extra level of security to the protection of your personal data. Password theft is the most common form of account hacking and 2FA will additionally protect your account.
Google will send emails and prompts within its mobile applications to enable two-step verification. The company states that the feature will be activated automatically on November 9:
"After entering the password, you will need to complete a second step on your phone. Hold your phone when connecting. The two-step verification will be activated automatically on November 9. ”
In a blog post, the company said earlier: "By the end of 2021, we plan to automatically activate 150 million users in 2SV and we will demand it from 2 million YouTube creators ”.
2SV (from 2 Step Verification) is not yet mandatory for everyone and Google seems to be moving its users to it slowly. If you are one of those people who do not use two-factor authentication on your Google Account, you can change it from this link.