You might have assumed that by now all of Google‘s Android apps would have been updated according to the Material Design guidelines that were brought in over a year ago with Android LollipopÂ – as it turns out,Â Google Authenticator is just getting its update today. It’s actually a pretty sizeable update for Authenticator, not only overhauling how the app looks, but adding useful features like Android Wear support. I can’t vouch for the app itself since I don’t use it, but most of the Material Design updates that Google’s apps have gotten have made them smoother and easier to use (generally). If you’re not on board with what Google Authenticator does, here’s a short video for you to watch:
- UI improvements: new theme and icon
- Support for Android Wear devices
- Bug fixes and performance improvements
- Developer preview: support for NFC Security Key (FIDO Universal 2nd Factor protocol)
If this is an update for you, we’ve got the Play Store link for you below:
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