You will soon be able to login to your Windows 10-powered device with your Google account

Users will soon be able to login to their Windows 10-powered device with your Google account.

  • Published: August 30, 2018 8:31 PM IST
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If you are using a Windows 10-powered device and had to initially set up your Account right after you first purchased it then you may be aware of the importance a Microsoft account is. If you have not followed through the steps then to recap, Microsoft asks its users to sign in on their new Windows 10-powered devices with the help of their Microsoft accounts. The reason for this is because Microsoft uses the account to sync and save your settings and files on the account.

This is because in the case of an emergency if you want, you can log in on any new Windows 10-powered device to quickly access all your files along with your personalized settings without the need of tweaking all the settings to your liking from the scratch. If you faintly remember the steps then you must have noticed that there is no other option for users but to use a Microsoft account. This means that if you don’t have a Microsoft account then you would need to sign in for one during the Windows 10 setup process.

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Now, reports have emerged that Google is working on allowing users to use its Google account to log in to their Windows 10-powered devices. This means that in the future, users can use their Google account to log in on their Windows 10-powered device. According to a report by Chrome Story, Google is working on adding support to Credential Providers in Windows 10.

The report pointed out that the “Google Credential Provider for Windows. Initial commit” has about 12,086 lines of code changes across a number of internal files of Google Chrome. If you don’t know what a Credential provider is then it is the main “mechanism” that Windows 10 users to authenticate its users. In Windows 10, Credential providers are used for authenticating the identity of the user in apps, websites, and more. The new feature is not available in the Google Canary version at the time of writing but is likely that it may appear soon.

  • Published Date: August 30, 2018 8:31 PM IST