Microsoft has released “autofill password” feature to its Microsoft Authenticator app for iOS and Android. It has also released an Autofill extension for Google Chrome.
Microsoft has marketed this feature/extension as a password autofill tool that works across phones, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. Password saved under Microsoft account on Edge will sync to Authenticator app. Then the extension will allow one to sync and autofill Microsoft Edge passwords on Google Chrome via the Microsoft account.
Autofill and sync your passwords across mobile, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome
Autofill stores your passwords under your Microsoft account. To get started with autofill on mobile, open the Microsoft Authenticator app, and then sign-in on the Passwords tab with your Microsoft account. If you have passwords saved under your Microsoft account on Microsoft Edge, they will sync to the Authenticator app.
We also heard from customers who use multiple browsers that they need a secure way to access their Microsoft Edge passwords even when they’re browsing on Google Chrome. To address this need, we’ve launched a Microsoft Autofill extension on the Chrome Web Store. Microsoft Autofill extension lets you autofill and save your passwords to your Microsoft account while browsing on Chrome, which ensures your passwords stay in sync no matter where you use them – on your mobile, Microsoft Edge and Chrome.
Microsoft has also claimed that this autofill solution is quite secure.
Signing into the Authenticator app requires strong multi-factor authentication, which provides an additional layer of security on top of your Microsoft account password to protect your data inside the Authenticator app. Furthermore, autofill on a site or app you visit on your phone requires biometric or PIN input, and the app is designed to request your permission before autofilling your passwords. In addition, your passwords are encrypted both on your device as well as on the cloud.