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Google Prepares to Auto-Enroll 150M Accounts in Two-Factor Authentication

If you don’t have two-factor authentication activated on your Google account, don’t be surprised if the company does it for you. 

On Tuesday, Google announced it plans on auto-enrolling 150 million users into the company’s “two-step verification” system by the end of this year. This means anyone logging on to the affected Google accounts will need both the registered password and access to the account holder’s mobile phone. 

Google originally introduced its effort to auto-enroll users into the two-factor authentication system back in May. But at the time, the company simply said the plan would be implemented “soon” without elaborating. 

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