In a blog post on the official Windows Blogs website, Microsoft announced a major update for Microsoft Authenticator. The latest version of the app brings credit cards and addresses sync, allowing you to store your payments data in a single secure place and roam across all your devices, even with different operating systems. Besides syncing capabilities, keeping credit cards and addresses in Microsoft Authenticator lets you autofill that data in apps and websites on your computer and mobile devices.
Microsoft Authenticator is a two-factor authentication app for generating one-time use codes for additional security of your accounts. This year, Microsoft expanded its capabilities by turning the Authenticator into a fully-fledged password manager.
Moreover, the company released a browser extension for syncing passwords, one-time codes, and other data in your Microsoft Accounts with other Chromium-based browsers. On iOS and Android, users can utilize Microsoft Authenticator as the default password storage and now sync addresses and credit cards details.
To keep all your data safe, Microsoft uses encryption on your device and in the cloud. Also, the app requires biometric authentication for storing autofill payment information.
- If you use Google Chrome or other Chromium-based browsers, you can get the Microsoft Authenticator extension from the Chrome Web Store.
- You do not need to download it on Edge because the browser supports the Authenticator's capabilities natively.
After downloading the app and extension, sign in with your Microsoft Account and set the Authenticator as your default autofill provider.
You can read more about the latest updates for Microsoft Authenticator in a blog post on the Windows Blogs website.
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