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Microsoft is About to Introduce a New Password Manager that Works across Edge, Chrome, and Mobile Devices

Microsoft Authenticator Password Manager Supports Edge, Chrome, and Mobile Devices

Credit: Microsoft / How-To Geek

Microsoft is offering a preview version of a new password manager built right into its Microsoft Authenticator app for cross-platform use…

Software giant Microsoft is making it easier to auto-fill login credentials across devices and platforms. It’s a new password manager that’s baked right into the company’s Authenticator, a free mobile app that’s used for multi-factor authentication. Perhaps its best function is it can automatically populate passwords inside mobile applications or on websites visited on either Android or iOS.

Microsoft Authenticator Password Manager Supports Edge, Chrome, and Mobile Devices

With the tool, passwords are synced from the Microsoft Edge browser, and can be shared across multiple devices using a Microsoft Account. People can also sync their passwords to Google Chrome via a new Microsoft Autofill extension. Doing this will then synchronize any login credentials stored in a given Microsoft Account. So, the autofill tool will be most useful for Microsoft Account users working across multiple devices.

This new tool is already available in a preview version within Microsoft Authtenticator. But, it must be enabled as the default password manager in iOS or Android within system settings. At present, it’s only supported on consumer Microsoft Accounts and does not work with enterprise accounts. Businesses must join an allow list to access the tool.

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