How You Can Use the Microsoft Authenticator as a Password Manager

Let’s face it: we all need password managers sooner or later, as it can become a true burden to try to remember the password for each website or app you use. Gladly, there are plenty of apps out there that can be trustworthy password managers for all of us.

Password managers can allow us to keep track of our passwords and manage them in a secure way. Using the same password on more than one account is a very risky game to play, so make sure not to try that at home!

Password managers are able to easily generate strong and unique passwords for each of your accounts. Those passwords will also be stored securely in an encrypted database. Last but not least, those passwords will be auto-filled when the user logs into an account.

However, not everybody knows that the Microsoft Authenticator can be used as a password manager. Let’s see how it can be done:

1. Grab the Microsoft Authenticator app

Find and open the Microsoft Authenticator app. You can get it for either Android, iOS, or iPadOS. Once you’re in the app, hit the Passwords icon that’s placed in the bottom toolbar. Sync your account by tapping the button from the bottom.

2. Import passwords from the Google Chrome browser

A screen will appear, prompting you to import passwords. Select the option to import from Chrome. Next, you’ll need to open the browser from your mobile device.

3. Select the password manager

Grab your iPhone and select the icon appearing as three dots at the bottom of the screen. Then, select the Password Manager option.

If you’re using Android, select the three-dot-icon from the top of the display, head over to Settings, and lastly, select Password Manager. Select the Settings option and hit on Export Passwords.

4. Confirm and choose the Authenticator

You’ll have to confirm your choice of exporting passwords. Select Authenticator as the software to which you need to export passwords. You’ll have to wait for a notification to confirm that your passwords were imported.

That’s pretty much all you need to know. Good luck!

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