LastPass doubles price of its Premium plan, removes features from its free service tier

In November, LastPass made a big change to its service, allowing users to keep track of their passwords across all their internet-enabled mobile and desktop devices, free of charge. In addition to the free tier, the cross-platform password manager - available on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 - also offered a Premium plan with additional features, priced at $12 per year.

Today, LastPass announced another wave of changes to its lineup for individual users - but this time, the changes are unlikely to be welcomed with open arms by its customers.

LastPass Premium has now doubled in price to $24 a year, which includes "emergency access, the ability to share single passwords and items with multiple people, priority tech support, advanced multi-factor authentication, LastPass for applications, and 1GB of encrypted file storage", along with all the other features of the Free tier.

LastPass Free "continues to offer access on all browsers and devices and the core LastPass password management functionality", the company said today. However, unlimited sharing and emergency access have now been removed from the Free plan, and will only be available to Premium subscribers. Those users on the Free tier "who currently have an emergency contact selected will continue to have access to this feature," LastPass added.

A couple of weeks ago, LastPass revealed its new Families plan, offering Premium service for up to six users, for $48 a year. That plan remains unchanged from what the company previously announced. When it launches later this summer, existing Premium customers "will be given the opportunity to try Families for 6 months, free of charge."

The image below shows how the three LastPass personal tiers now look, following these latest changes:

The changes do not affect the LastPass Enterprise offering, which was updated earlier this year with a new Groups feature.

Source: LastPass

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