Project Description

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Google is making it easier to enroll security keys on Android and MacOS devices by making it possible to use additional web browsers to initially register the security keys to your account.

Now, you can register security keys on:

  • Android devices running Android 7.0 “N” and up using the Google Chrome web browser (version 70 and up)
  • MacOS devices using Safari (v. 13.0.4 and up)

This will work for security keys registered independently, as well as those registered when a user signs up for the Advanced Protection Program for the enterprise.

Who’s impacted

End users

Why it’s important

Security keys provide the strongest form of 2-Step Verification (also known as two-factor authentication or 2FA) to help protect your account against phishing. By making it easier to register security keys, Google hopes more users will be able to take advantage of the protection they offer.

This builds on other recent announcements around security keys for G Suite and Cloud Identity, including using an iPhone as a security key for 2-Step Verification, and enabling phones as security keys in the Advanced Protection Program.

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