When upgrading a smartphone, you have to transfer not only your Google account to a new gadget but also all programs, many of which often require two-step authorization after reinstalling. To speed up the "move", Google has released the first major update of the company's Authenticator app in three years, reducing the entire tedious process to a few seconds.
In the new version of Google Authenticator, you can transfer accounts from one device to another using a QR code that must be scanned using the camera of the new device. This will significantly reduce the verification time compared to the standard code request and its subsequent manual input. In addition, the application received an interface that meets the concept of Material Design 2.0, as well as a dark color scheme of the design.
The new version of Google Authenticator will be distributed in waves and is already available in Google Play for some regions.