New security protections for your Google Ads account

August 6, 2018

When you use Google Ads, you’re trusting us with sensitive information—which is why it’s important to keep it private and safe. Today, we’re making updates to put you in control of your security and ensure you stay protected.

Add an optional layer of security

2-step verification requires Google Ads users to sign in to their account with a password and an additional step, like a text message code or security key. This added layer of security helps keep millions of users safe while using Google products.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be improving this protection by allowing you to require 2-factor verification for all users on your Google Ads account.

2-step verification

Keep your account safe with 2-step verification

Click the tools icon  in the top right corner of your Google Ads account to update your access settings. If you access your account through the AdWords API or Google Ads API, make sure to also update your API access settings.

Keep it close to home

In the coming weeks, you’ll also be able to control account access invitations by email domain. That means only users with emails registered under a specific domain, for instance examplepetstore.com, can be invited to access your Google Ads account.

Take additional steps to secure your account

Keeping your information safe means staying up to date with security protections. By applying these recommendations to your Google Account, you can help maintain the security of your ads data. You can also make sure you’re receiving important messages by keeping the email addresses in your Google Ads account up to date.

Posted by Anthony Chavez, Director of Product Management

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