We all have some experience with two-factor authentication (2FA). Any time you try to log in to an online account and have to receive a text message first with a temporary code – that’s two-factor authentication.
Android Messages is looking to make 2FA a little easier by actually giving you the ability to copy the 2FA code in your message right from the notification. Check out the screenshot below, via Android Police , to see what this means:
Of course, this really only helps if you’re logging into an account on your phone. If you’re logging on using your laptop or desktop, copying the code to your phone’s clipboard won’t be much help.
Still, it’s a nice feature that should make the whole 2FA process a bit easier.
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Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like everyone is going to get the feature. Right now, myOnePlus 5 runningAndroid 8.1 Oreo still has the 3.0.040 version of Android Messages, updated on March 28, 2018. However, theGoogle Play Store says the app was recently updated on May 7, 2018; but for some reason, I don’t have access to that update on my OP5.
If all else fails, you can always head to APKMirror to download the latest version of Android Messages and then sideload it to your phone.
Let us know in the comments if you can get the latest version of the app running and if you have the 2FA copy feature!