The Microsoft Authenticator app on Android now lets users change their security information and passwords right from the app. The update also lets users view recent activity, such as recent login attempts or changes to the account. These features made it to the iOS version of the app in beta form in March, after which it was offered to all iOS users in May. Now, the Android counterpart is receiving these features.
Like the iOS version, the Android app now lets users tap on the account name in the app which then opens a dedicated full-screen page for that account’s settings. The page also provides the one-time passcode for second-factor authentication, along with other options such as changing the password, updating security information, reviewing recent activity, and removing the account.
The options open an in-line browser that lets users perform the desired tasks without needing to switch to the browser or make these changes on the web. Though minor, the addition is a nifty way for those that would want to view security information or change their password quickly if they receive any security notifications.
It must be noted, however, that the firm has said that the account management options will not be available to Azure AD accounts, as the Redmond giant wants to make sure that IT admins can choose which options are made available to users on the app. You can download the Microsoft Authenticator app for Android from the Google Play Store here.