Microsoft Releases New App For Android Devices That Simplifies Authentication Process For Microsoft Accounts

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Microsoft Account app Android

Microsoft has released a new app called Microsoft Account for Android devices which will allow simplified authentication process for Microsoft account holders. Users can easily authenticate their account even when two-step verification is enabled on their account, they just need to tap approve for authentication!

Sometimes, Microsoft needs to verify your identity to help make sure that you – and only you – have access to your account. The Microsoft account app makes this easy, and you no longer need to enter security codes from text messages or authenticator apps! Instead, you’ll get a notification when you need to verify your identity. Just tap to approve, and you’re done!

The Microsoft account app also works even if:

• You’ve turned on two-step verification for your account. You can still verify your identity with a single tap.
• Your device is offline. The app also generates security codes you can use to verify your identity instead.

This app only works with your Microsoft account, if you want Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication, use the Multi Factor Authentication app available here.
Download it here from Google Play Store.

More about the topics: authentication, microsoft account, two-step verification, Windows Azure Multi-Factor