- Apr 24, 2016
According to a new entry in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap (via Dr. Windows), the software giant plans to add a new non-email-related feature to the Outlook app on mobile devices. Dubbed "Authenticator Lite," the feature will let users sign into their work or school accounts without downloading another app.
Microsoft already has a dedicated Authenticator app for iOS and Android, and it is available for free in the App Store and Google Play Store. Soon, however, millions of Outlook users will be able to tighten their accounts' security without downloading additional software. Microsoft says "Authenticator Lite" will hit general availability on Android and iOS in March 2023.
Although multi-factor authenticators are simple, many users still consider them cumbersome solutions with difficult onboarding. Integrating MFA capabilities into Outlook (similar to how the YouTube app allows you to grant or deny access to your Google Account) will help make multi-factor authentication easier and more accessible.
The Microsoft 365 Roadmap reveals a non-email-related feature coming to the Outlook app on iOS and Android. Users will soon be able to complete multi-factor authentication for work/school accounts.