Daniel Hidalgo
2021-01-15 08:15:48

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There are many Windows 10 users who do not know how to use Google Authenticator, so today we will teach you how to do it.

What is Google Authenticator in Windows 10?

In general, it is software based on one-time password authentication, this being the most reliable for confirming the identity of a user. The application is available for both Android and iOS users, but where are Windows users?

Don't worry, we'll tell you how to use Google Authenticator on Windows and other browsers as well.

How to use Google Authenticator in Windows 10?

Considering that the app is only available for Android and iOS users, there is an alternative for Windows users.

The first thing to do is make sure you have a Chrome browser or a Chrome-based browser installed. And in order to use the authentication service, you will need to install the (unofficial) Chrome extension of this service.

Although you will not necessarily need Crome, since the extension can also be used in Microsoft Edge or Firefox.

To install the extension you will have to access the Google Chrome browser> go to the Google Chrome extensions site> search for Authenticator> search for the extension that has a 4-star rating> Add to Chrome to install.

It is very important that you consider again that this is an unofficial application developed by third parties. However, taking into account your rating, it must be safe.

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Among the great benefits of the app are the following:

  • The extension will allow you to use the functions of the one-time password authentication software without any problem.
  • The extension can read QR codes without the need for a phone.
  • The extension syncs directly with your Google account.
  • Keeping in mind the previous point, the extension will allow you to use two-sided authorization to unlock accounts.

  That is all you need to know about how to use Google Authenticator in Windows 10, remember again that the extension was developed by third parties and is not exactly an official extension. But we hope that it is also useful to you and that you can get the most out of it.

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