Yosemite 10.10.3 beta bakes in support for Google's 2-step verification

It looks like managing your Google accounts on your Mac is about to get a tad easier. The OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 beta for developers appears to contain native support for Google's 2-step verification when adding Google accounts in system preferences.

The new settings, which were spotted by MacRumors, enable users to activate a given Google account on their Mac by entering a one-time code sent via text message, or obtained from Google's Authenticator app. For comparison, the current version of OS X Yosemite requires users with 2-step verification enabled to create an app-specific password in order to add their Google accounts to a Mac.

The OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 beta was released to developers yesterday, and contains the long-awaited Photos app that was first announced at WWDC 2014.

If you'd like to check out more about the integration of 2-step verification in OS X, you can find screenshots and more from MacRumors at the source link below. If you're also curious about more 10.10.3 newness, be sure to take a gander at our first look at Photos for Mac.

Source: MacRumors