If you are one of those users who constantly forget their passwords and have to spend a small period of time which might seem forever to recover the password and log into the Microsoft Account. In order to make the login process easier for users, Microsoft has started to roll out update to its Authenticator app for iOS and Android which will let you to enter the Microsoft accounts without entering your password.
Prior to this update, Microsoft Authenticator used one time codes for two factor sign in and with the new update, users now will be able to sign in by approving the notification that would be displayed on the phone when signing on the Web. Afterwards, you will be given a two digit number and Authenticator will give you three different options from where you will have to confirm the approval process. If you want to turn off the feature, you can easily do so by switching back by the provided option and the computer will remember the choice next time you log into the account.
Talking about the new feature, Microsoft’s Alex Simons Said, “This process is easier than standard two-step verification and significantly more secure than only a password, which can be forgotten, phished, or compromised.”
“Using your phone to sign in with PIN or fingerprint is a seamless way to incorporate two account ‘proofs’ in a way that feels natural and familiar,”
Interestingly, the feature isn’t available for Microsoft’s Windows Mobile OS and the company has revealed that as less than 5 percent of the smartphone users currently use the Authenticator App, the company prioritized the iOS and Android version. If the new feature becomes a successful story, the company said that it would consider adding the feature to windows phone.
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