Despite having to abandon its idea of having its own ecosystem of Windows mobile phones, Microsoft is doing quite well in the software arena. We not only talk about their services for companies but also on mobile with its increasingly complete suite of apps.
The latest release focuses on security as Microsoft has introduced a new app focused on password management and for various platforms. Microsoft Autofill is here (Autocomplete) and it will work on both computer (Mac, Windows) and mobile (iOS and Android) platforms.
Autofill joins Authenticator
As with other systems already implemented in the market, or even in the case of native iOS and Android functionalities, Autofill will sync the passwords with the Microsoft account that we use and will allow us to offer an automatic password completion service on mobile devices.
“Let’s face it: Remembering passwords and typing them every time you want to log into an app or site is painful. With Autofill, you can leave us the hard work of remembering and auto-filling passwords. When you enter your password on the login page of a site or an app, Authenticator prompts you to save it, so you don’t have to manually retype it. The following image shows the experience of saving your passwords in the Authenticator app on Android. “
Autofill joins Microsoft Authenticator, the app to store secure logins from Microsoft and the main alternative on Android to Google Authenticator. Now the Microsoft app is also capable of storing all kinds of passwords, and not just logins, so they can be used throughout the system.
Thus, to use Microsoft’s new tool, it will be enough to install Microsoft Authenticator and start migrating our passwords there. Something that can be done, by the way, directly on Android from Chrome, as we show you in this tutorial.
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