Microsoft has rolled out a major update for its Authenticator application that enables it to automatically fill in the login information with your username and password. The tech giant has introduced a new autofill feature that can be used on a variety of devices and platforms and introduced it to iOS and Android devices through its Authenticator app.
This means you can access all the credentials stored on Edge under your Microsoft account on your mobile device-just go to the Passwords tab of the Authenticator and log in first. After the authenticator completes the synchronization, as long as you save their login information, it will automatically fill in the password when you open the app or visit the website.
Microsoft has also introduced an autofill extension for the Google browser in case you originally saved your passwords on Edge but want to use them on Chrome.
This feature works in the same way as the built-in autofill feature of the Chrome browser, and you can even edit or delete your login information in the Chrome browser without having to browse Edge first.
You may remember that the company released previews of these features as early as December, but they are now officially available.
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In addition to enabling cross-platform autofill, Microsoft’s Authenticator update also enables the application to import passwords from Chrome, some commonly used password managers, and CSV files.
The company said that since the Authenticator requires multi-factor authentication, the application can be safely used as a variety of password managers. Your credentials will also be encrypted. Besides, you must first use biometric information or enter a PIN before the authenticator automatically fills in any apps or websites you visit.