Identifying third-party websites with the Google Account has been around for years. We use our open Google session (or we open it at that time) to verify our identity and the website or application in question uses the token issued by Google to identify us and give us access to the space reserved for users.
But so far the system has been a bit more complex than expected as we had to go to a second Google-owned screen to do the process. With ‘One Tap’, Google simplifies this process and already allows us to perform identification with just one touch on the screen and quickly, easily and safely. A new feature for “Google Identity Services” that comes with other updates and registrations.
One touch on the screen and we will be identified
With the new update to the Google ID module, we will be able to see our profile picture and our account email address. This will be proof that our Google session has been successfully started and that we can use it to identify ourselves elsewhere. All we have to do is click on “Continue as”, the button whose text is completed by our first name, for the identification to be complete.
In the identification area we can also see the text that indicates which website or service we are connecting to. It can be seen at the top next to the X which will allow us to close the box to continue browsing without identification, or to exit the page or application in question. Google is open to changes in the design of this new Quick ID box, which may be customizable for certain services, websites, or apps.
On the developer side, Google’s new Quick Connect also comes with a simplification of the deployment process. According to Google, it was designed to require “a minimum code” that connects the web with the Google account via a simple SDK. Taking advantage of these changes, Google has also introduced security changes protected against abuse and fraud, as it already introduced security for businesses months ago. The company also comments that this “identify yourself with Google” reduces the number of duplicate and fraudulent accounts.
Via | 9to5Google