Update – Now Live in the Stable version
A new and pretty exciting feature is making its way to Microsoft Authenticator for iOS. The feature will allow the app to keep a user’s credentials so they don’t get locked out of their accounts when they move to a new device. The feature is a long requested feature by users and should make the migration from one phone to another more simple.
Today, if you migrate to a new phone, you have to pre-configure the Microsoft Authenticator app on your new phone prior to wiping your old one. If you wipe the old one prior to doing this pre configuration, you run the risk of losing access to your two factor accounts – which is a gigantic pain, let’s be honest. This new feature should make it a lot easier.
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The 2-factor authentication app from Microsoft, Microsoft Authenticator, has a new update rolling out that brings a slightly refreshed look to the app as well as compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) directive in the European Union. The new update is version 6.2.26 for those keeping score at home and it has been released to the Play Store.
As for the new look, it is a slight one compared to the older version of the app. Now an account is shaded grey if it isn’t setup for identify verification and is only used to access organizational resources.
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Microsoft Authenticator, the 2-factor verification app from the Redmond company, has a nice update rolling out to it for users. The new build, version 6.1.7 for those keeping score at home, brings fingerprint authentication to the app. What this will allow you to do is approve a login request by tapping the fingerprint scanner on your phone and not require you to enter the six digit code to approve it. It is all aimed at keeping things easier but also secure.
If you haven’t tried Microsoft Authenticator, it works how you would expect a 2-factor app to work but it does so with a bit more flare by having avatars for your accounts. For example, you have the Facebook logo for your Facebook account, or the Google “G” with your Google account. It also has a nice, 30 second countdown clock next to each code so you know when it is about to expire.
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