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Microsoft Authenticator App Now Supports Phone Sign-in for Microsoft Accounts

Microsoft Authenticator App Now Supports Phone Sign-in for Microsoft Accounts
  • Users will just need to approve a prompt on their phone
  • App traditionally used two-step verification method for security
  • Update is already available on both Android and iOS

If you are tired of typing in your password to log into your Microsoft Account, you will now be saved from the tedious task as the Redmond-based company has now updated its authentication app to support phone sign-in. With this feature, users will no longer be required to type in their passwords to log into their accounts and can simply get the access by approving the prompt on their phones.

"Just add your account to the Android or iOS Microsoft Authenticator app, then enter your username as usual when signing in somewhere new. Instead of entering your password, you'll get a notification on your phone. Unlock your phone, tap 'Approve', and you're in," Alex Simons, company's Director of Program Management said in a blog post on Tuesday.

The Microsoft Authenticator update has already been made available and can be downloaded from Google Play or App Store depending on what platform you use.

While the app has traditionally used two-step verification to ensure the security of the accounts, with the latest update, the app will be able to provide convenience and ease of use to customers as well. "Use your phone instead of your password for personal Microsoft accounts! After enrolling your account through the app, you can sign in to your account with only your phone. Just approve the notification sent to the Microsoft Authenticator after entering your username, and provide your passcode or TouchID," the company said regarding the phone sign-in feature in its changelog on App Store.


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