Two-step authentication (2FA) is one of the best ways to stay secure online and Google has made it really easy to use “Google Prompt” for years. Google Prompt now expands on your account to “any eligible phone.”
The company says in an email that going out to Google Prompt users that 2-step verification using this tool is getting “upgraded.” Specifically, Google is obviously going to turn on Prompt for “any eligible phone” that you currently have.
When Prompt debuted first, it had to be switched on at your account for each individual smartphone or tablet. Later, in 2018 , Google added the ability to use Prompt on any phone you’re signed in to help those with a small collection at home. Now, it seems the default behavior will be the one.
A notice added to the 2-step verification page states that “ou’ll also get Google prompts for 2-Step Verification on any eligible phone” to go forward. The wording is flexible, but it seems like if you don’t currently have prompts on specific devices, Google can flip the switch to turn it on. The company goes on to explain in an email:
Google does note, however, that users can opt out of this device by simply signing onto that device from their Google account.