Native iOS Apps Can Now Access Google’s Advanced Protection Program

Google debuted its Advanced Protection Program last year, offering the highest degree of protection for the data users store in services like Gmail, Google Calendar and Drive. However, not only did users require security keys for the two-step verification, they could only access their Google data via Google’s mobile apps and web.

Today, the company is enabling access through Apple’s native iOS apps, allowing users in the Advanced Protection program to give apps like Mail, Calendar and Contacts access to their data, TechCrunch is reporting.

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Google’s protection program is meant mostly for those users who are most likely to become the victim of a sophisticated attack, including journalists, activists, politicians and business leaders. With added support for Apple’s native apps however, the service will likely gather a much wider audience.

“Our goal is to make sure that any user-facing an increased risk of online attacks enrolls in the Advanced Protection Program,” Dario Salice, Google’s product manager for this services, writes. “Today, we’ve made it easier for our iOS users to be in the program, and we’ll continue our work to make the program more easily accessible to users around the globe.”

To learn more and opt into Google’s Advanced Protection Program, visit this link.