Microsoft has just released an update to the long-lost Android Authenticator Authenticator App, adding feature improvements that allow users to change passwords directly within the app. Earlier this year, the software giant launched an update for the iPhone authenticator app, but the Android version has been delayed. As a much-anticipated feature improvement, it promises to provide a more comfortable experience for Microsoft 365 users who rely on the app as a two-factor authentication tool.
Screenshot of Microsoft Authenticator interface
After the update, the details page displays more information about each account, such as the status of the phone sign-in feature, a one-time verification code that can be used for authentication, controls that can be changed passwords, and updated security information for each account.
In addition, Microsoft Authenticator offers options to view recent activity, which can be excluded from the app if you want to secure your account.
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These improvements are particularly timely, given the rapid growth in the range of services, including Microsoft Teams.
As for the iOS version, Microsoft released the Microsoft Authenticator update to the TestFlight channel in April, and the official version was launched to all iOS users a month later.