Is Google Getting Rid of Passwords for Good?
Earlier this week, TechCrunch reported that Google confirmed it was testing a way to log in to your account without a password. OK, start your victory dance.
The new method involves typing in your email and responding to a notification sent to you phone, so presumably, only the person who has your phone can get into your Google account. It's not that different from Yahoo's new Account Key feature, which sends a push notification to your phone that opens an app where you can approve the log-in attempt, reports TechCrunch.
A little more efficient than Yahoo's version, Google's password-free sign-in has been developed to be quick and seamless. Imagine, a world where you have no need to type in annoying passwords that include letters, numbers, capitals, punctuation and your first-born child? (OK, we're kidding about that last one. Kind of.)
Right now, only a few users have been selected to test the new feature, but we hope it starts to officially roll out soon!