Google is famous to provide useful and simple to use security features to its end users. For example: Two Step Verification, Single Sign-On and many more. This facilitate users to access their account on multiple devices. It is very important to keep user informed and educated about their account activities in order to maintain high level security.
In past, when users perform any logged-in activity from a different device to their Google accounts, they have to receive an email notification about log-in from an unrecognized device. But now Google has started notifying to Android users by using native android notification, which will move the security level one step above from the existing one.
How it works?
When Google Account holders will add a new device to their account, native android notifications will tell that user about the newly added devices or security events. Notification will appear with subject ” Did you just sign in?”. You can also take immediate action in case of suspicious activity by a single tap on option “REVIEW ACCOUNT ACTIVITY”.
If you are OK with the activity, you can dismiss the notification similar to other notifications. In case you want more information about the device, just tap on notification, it will let you view the type of device, its IP address and when and where it logged in to your account.
Google says that it will provide a transparency to end users about the actions they have performed and allows them to flag any suspicious activity they may be seeing on the device. This latest security feature is gradually rolling out over the next 14 days to all end users.