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Google Authenticator on Windows Pc

Developed By: Google LLC

License: Free

Rating: 4,0/5 - 258.560 votes

Last Updated: September 18, 2020

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Compatible with Windows 7/8/10 Pc & Laptop

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App Details

Version5.10
Size7.9 MB
Release DateMay 12, 20
CategoryTools Apps

App Permissions:
Allows access to the vibrator. [see more (8)]

What's New:
* Added the ability to transfer accounts to a different device, e.g. when switching phones* Refreshed the look and feel of the app [see more]

Changelog:
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Description from Developer:
Google Authenticator generates 2-Step Verification codes on your phone.2-Step Verification provides stronger security for your Google Account by requiring a... [read more]

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About this app

On this page you can download Google Authenticator and install on Windows PC. Google Authenticator is free Tools app, developed by Google LLC. Latest version of Google Authenticator is 5.10, was released on 2020-05-12 (updated on 2020-09-18). Estimated number of the downloads is more than 50000000. Overall rating of Google Authenticator is 4,0. Generally most of the top apps on Android Store have rating of 4+. This app had been rated by 258.560 users, 43904 users had rated it 5*, 165113 users had rated it 1*. Older versions of Google Authenticator are also available with us 5.10 5.00 4.74 4.60 4.44 2.49

How to install Google Authenticator on Windows?

Instruction on how to install Google Authenticator on Windows XP/7/8/10 Pc & Laptop

In this post, I am going to show you how to install Google Authenticator on Windows PC by using Android App Player such as BlueStacks, Nox, KOPlayer, ...

Before you start, you will need to download the apk installer file, you can find download button on top of this page. Save it to easy-to-find location.

[Note]: You can also download older versions of this app on bottom of this page.

Below you will find a detailed step-by-step guide, but I want to give you a fast overview how it works. All you need is an emulator that will emulate an Android device on your Windows PC and then you can install applications and use it - you see you're actually playing it on Android, but this runs not on a smartphone or tablet, it runs on a PC.

If this doesn't work on your PC, or you cannot install, comment here and we will help you!

Step By Step Guide To Install Google Authenticator using BlueStacks

  1. Download & Install BlueStacks at: http://bluestacks.com
  2. Open the apk file: Double-click the apk file to launch BlueStacks and install the application. If your apk file doesn't automatically open BlueStacks, right-click on it and select Open with... Browse to the BlueStacks. You can also drag-and-drop the apk file onto the BlueStacks home screen
  3. After install, just click Run to open, it works like a charm :D.

How to install Google Authenticator on Windows PC using NoxPlayer

  1. Download & Install NoxPlayer at: http://bignox.com. The installation is easy to carry out.
  2. Drag the apk file to Nox and drop it. The File Manager will show up. Click the Open XXX Folder button under the file sign that turns blue.
  3. Then you will be able to install the apk you just download from your computer to Nox or move/copy the file to other locations in Nox.

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* Added the ability to transfer accounts to a different device, e.g. when switching phones
* Refreshed the look and feel of the app

May 12, 2020

* Adds experimental Security Key (FIDO U2F) support to Chrome
* Authenticator’s app preferences will be enabled for backup and restore

September 26, 2017

* Adds experimental Security Key (FIDO U2F) support to Chrome
* Authenticator’s app preferences will be enabled for backup and restore

Allows access to the vibrator.
Allows applications to open network sockets.
Allows an app to use fingerprint hardware.
Allows applications to perform I/O operations over NFC.
Required to be able to access the camera device.
Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting.
Allows applications to access information about networks.
Allows an application to find out the space used by any package.
Google Authenticator generates 2-Step Verification codes on your phone.

2-Step Verification provides stronger security for your Google Account by requiring a second step of verification when you sign in. In addition to your password, you’ll also need a code generated by the Google Authenticator app on your phone.

Learn more about 2-Step Verification: https://g.co/2step

Features:
* Generate verification codes without a data connection
* Google Authenticator works with many providers & accounts
* Dark theme available
* Automatic setup via QR code
* Transfer accounts between devices via QR code

Permission notice:
Camera: Needed to add accounts using QR codes