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Google Authenticator Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Google Authenticator FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Google Authenticator offer?

Google Authenticator has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free


Q. Who are the typical users of Google Authenticator?

Google Authenticator has the following typical customers:
Freelancers


Q. What languages does Google Authenticator support?

Google Authenticator supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Google Authenticator support mobile devices?

Google Authenticator supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Google Authenticator offer an API?

No, Google Authenticator does not have an API available.

Google Authenticator product overview

What is Google Authenticator?

Google Authenticator is a mobile app that generates codes for two-factor authentication. With this service, you can sign in to an account by entering a code generated by the Google Authenticator application on your smartphone rather than a password. The only way someone can access your email, documents, or photos is by obtaining a code on your mobile device.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

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Value for money

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/5

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Free

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Google Authenticator features

Functionality

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Total features

5

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Google Authenticator users reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

/5

50

Positive reviews

96

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.08/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
My overall experience with Google Authenticator is too good. It helps us to apply MFA to access our repository and also helps to log in to our organization's laptop.
Google Authenticator makes it super easy to authenticate for any application that is connected to it. Opening the app and finding the code makes it a seamless experience.
I have been using Google Authenticator for years for work and I love how user friendly it is.
Cons
It's difficult to get access of the codes when we loose the mobile.
While using the application, I did not encounter anything that bothered me.
No cloud backup, limited account recovery options.
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Raj K.

Mining & Metals, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A highly secure app for online authentication

Reviewed 2 years ago

It is a strong and secure app for its core purpose but lacks any frills and extra features.

Pros

1. There is a timer for every PIN code, preventing any misuse. i.e., the PINs expire automatically every 30 seconds. 2. There is an additional layer of safety with the option to reveal PINs only when you want to display them. 3. You can transfer your accounts seamlessly to a new device using a simple export and import account interface. You don't have to configure several accounts whenever you change...

Cons

1. The app's name is the same as its prime competitor – Microsoft, which may confuse some users. 2. Any trouble with the time of your device can lock you out of your accounts, leading to undue frustration and inconvenience. 3. The interface is too minimalistic without setting options like battery optimization, rearranging accounts, feedback, etc.: it sounds like "Take it or leave it." 4. The authentication codes are typically six-digit numerics but start with a G and a dash. It may confuse some users about whether to enter G or not. 5. It does not support the autofill passwords feature.

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Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Enhancing Your Online Security with Google Authenticator

Reviewed a year ago

Security has improved and less accounts have been compromised.

Pros

It works even if my device has no connectivity.Generates codes every 30 seconds which makes it more secure.

Cons

Unable to create folders within the application to separate business and personal accounts.

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Christie B.

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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There are better options out there.

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

It is simple and easy to use. You can add accounts with ease.

Cons

It lacks pasting the code within the keyboard. Other options like iCloud Keychain utilize this capability which make them so much better.

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Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Good overall but has some issues

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

It's secure and easy to use. You don't need any training to pick it up.

Cons

There were times where the mobile app failed on my phone.

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Arturo L.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The must-have app for anyone who wants to perform double authentication.

Reviewed 2 years ago

Google Authenticator is one of the several authentication apps which has been emerging and gaining popularity being already a favorite for many, and I include myself in that list since it is too easy to secure your accounts against possible hacking attacks and of course, we want to avoid it at all costs, and more living in a completely digital environment and we have too sensitive information. Doing...

Pros

The impressive ease with which you can link your social network accounts since nowadays hacks to personal accounts are the order of the day and I am surprised that many people still do not use this type of app since it is virtually impossible that they can do something to your account of the different social networks you have. The process is quite simple, in almost any social network you have your security tab, there should be some function which is double-authentication, click there and simply use Google Authenticator, you can link it by QR code, and ready, you have your account safe from hackers.

Cons

The truth is that it is an app that delivers what you ask for and gives you the temporary codes to access your account without any problem, but try to always have an open authenticator account to avoid problems in exporting your accounts to another device.

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