LastPass Announces New Features on Mobile App for iOS 8

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Features include the LastPass Safari Extension and Touch ID Integration to enhance the overall LastPass mobile experience.

LastPass Touch ID integration

“The long-awaited upgrades for iOS 8 have opened up channels for third-party apps like LastPass to provide an even greater level of security and integration for mobile users,” said LastPass’ CEO and Co-Founder, Joe Siegrist.

With the release of Apple's iOS 8 platform today, LastPass, the leading password management service, also announces the availability of its updated app. The LastPass app update offers Touch ID integration and a LastPass Safari extension for automated web logins in the browser. This announcement marks a significant shift for LastPass’ iOS users, as they now have a more seamless login experience on their mobile devices.

Apple is now allowing third-party apps to provide extension support in Safari on iOS 8, which will greatly improve the user experience for LastPass’ iOS users. This integrated feature allows LastPass to instantly fill web logins without a user ever having to leave the Safari browser. With the LastPass Safari Extension, users also have direct access to their LastPass Vault, where they can add new logins, too.

Another major addition to LastPass’ iOS app is a fingerprint authentication feature. Following the trend set by Android, Apple has introduced Touch ID, a fingerprint identity sensor that uses your fingerprint as a password. By touching your finger to the Home button, the sensor reads the fingerprint and unlocks the phone to authorize actions across the device. For added security, LastPass supports Touch ID so that users can unlock their LastPass vault with a swipe of their finger, giving users quick and easy access to stored accounts. Users can respond to the Touch ID prompt to authorize a web login while browsing in Safari.

“The long-awaited upgrades for iOS 8 have opened up channels for third-party apps like LastPass to provide an even greater level of security and integration for mobile users,” said LastPass’ CEO and Co-Founder, Joe Siegrist. “The key to maintaining the most secure online presence is to have a convenient password management solution. Both the Touch ID integration and Safari Extension allow LastPass to provide users with a simple, more unified login experience. We hope that in the future, Apple will continue opening up the platform, perhaps following Android's efforts to allow apps to talk to each other or extend the keyboard's functionality to secure fields, which would allow LastPass to autofill logins directly into other mobile apps, too.”

The updated LastPass app for iOS 8 users is now available on iTunes, and is part of LastPass’ Premium Service for $12 per year. To learn more, please visit LastPass.com.

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