Wednesday , October 18 2017

You will now get a notification on your Android device when a device is added to your Google account.

Android Notifications

In another move to assist users in improving their online security, especially of their Google account, the team at Mountian View have announced a new security feature coming to Android. Starting today and rollout out over the next few weeks you will now receive a native notification on all of your Android Devices when a new device is added to your account.

From the notification, you are able to either dismiss the card, because you just added the device, or click “Review Account Activity” if the activity looks suspicious.

The new account activity screen allows you to review which device was added, from what location, time and IP address. Most importantly it allows you to secure your account with one click.

Google’s research has shown that users are four times more likely to act on a notification then the existing emails they receive about account security issues. By adding the notification to Android Google is hoping to improve transparency and make it easier for users to stay secure online.

What do you think of native security notifications on Android? Let us know below.

 
Source: Google.

Duncan Jaffrey   Journalist

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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This has been happening for me for a while.

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