You don’t need a password to sign into your Microsoft account in future. The facility is possible for mobile phone users only.
The US-based Tech giant Microsoft incorporated a new feature by which users can now just use their smartphone to sign in to their account.
The official statement issued by Alex Simons, the Director of Program Management, Microsoft Identity Division said, ‘The feature is enabled with iOS and Android Microsoft Authenticator app’.
‘The process is easier than standard two-step verification and significantly more secure than only a password, which can be forgotten, phished, or compromised,’ the statement said.
Just add your account to the Android or iOS Microsoft Authenticator app and then enter your username as usual when signing in somewhere new. Instead of entering your password, you will get a notification on your phone. Unlock your phone, tap “Approve”, and you are in.
‘Using your phone to sign in with PIN or fingerprint is a seamless way to incorporate two accounts ‘proofs’ in a way that feels natural and familiar’, the statement added.