How To Use A QR Code To Log In To Gmail

Google has announced a new way to log in to your Google account from a public terminal without having to entering your password into the computer. You can use an Android phone smartphone and a QR code to log in. This method is similar to how Google sets up your smartphone for the two-step log-in process that was introduced in February 2011.

Using a smartphone, visit the website: and scan the QR code that is generated. From there the Google login prompt will appear on your phone and logging in will log you into a session on the desktop. If you are wondering how to find a QR code reader for your smartphone, you can use Google Goggles on the Android Market or part of the Google Search app on iOS.


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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