Microsoft wants to ditch passwords.
The US company has announced a new update designed to help users avoid hammering on the keyboard to login to their favourite service.
Microsoft has updated its Authenticator app to enable users to sign-in to any Microsoft service by tapping a notification on their smartphone.
This new feature should make using two-factor authentication less hassle for users.
It should be more secure than a guessable alphanumeric password to secure the online account.
Microsoft wants to ditch alphanumeric passwords from its online services
Microsoft has updated its app to enable users to login without a password
Authenticator is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
Microsoft's Alex Simons announced the app update via an official blog post.
"Here in the identity division at Microsoft, we don’t like passwords any more than you do," he wrote.
"So we’ve been hard at work creating a modern way to sign in that doesn’t require upper and lowercase letters, numbers, a special character, and your favourite emoji.
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"With phone sign-in, we’re shifting the security burden from your memory to your device.
"Just add your account to the Android or iOS Microsoft Authenticator app, then enter your username as usual when signing in somewhere new.
"Instead of entering your password, you’ll get a notification on your phone. Unlock your phone, tap 'Approve', and you’re in.
"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."
If you want to try the new sign-in technology, here’s how to set it up –
If you already use the Microsoft Authenticator for your personal account, select the drop-down button on your account tile, and choose Enable phone sign-in.
If you are adding a new account on an Android phone, we’ll automatically prompt you to set it up.
If you are adding a new account on an iPhone, and we’ll automatically set it up for you by default.
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