What you need to know
- Microsoft Authenticator now supports syncing addresses and payment information.
- You can use Microsoft Authenticator on iOS and Android devices.
- Microsoft Authenticator already supported storing and syncing passwords.
Microsoft Authenticator can now store and sync your payment information and addresses across devices. Microsoft's Vishnu Nath announced the new functionality in a Windows blog post. Once you set up the app, Microsoft Authenticator can autofill your payment information and addresses on iOS and Android devices.
Microsoft Authenticator already had the ability to sync and autofill passwords. With the addition of payment information and address support, the app is now a more robust option for filling out forms on the web. Autofill data is encrypted on devices and in the cloud when synced across hardware. To use Microsoft Authenticator to autofill payment information, people need to use a biometric security option, such as a fingerprint.
"Let Autofill securely save your address or payment info for you so you don't have to type it again or make any mistakes in getting your important packages delivered," says Microsoft's blog post. "Your addresses will sync across devices and can be filled automatically, including on your desktop devices using Microsoft Edge or the Microsoft Autofill Extension on Google Chrome."
Android and iOS support autofilling forms on the web. A support document (opens in new tab) explains how to set up Microsoft Authenticator as an autofill provider.
The Chrome Web Store also has a Microsoft Autofill extension that supports addresses and payment information.
Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at email@example.com (opens in new tab).
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