LastPass is my password manager of choice and I love the way it works with Android to automatically fill in passwords and usernames in apps I download. In Android O, however, apps like LastPass are about to get a whole lot better, and now the company has given us a peek at what users can expect in future updates.
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In a blog post, LastPass has explained exactly what its users can expect when Android O launches later this year. Essentially what it all boils down to is a less complicated, more integrated way for LastPass to automatically insert your passwords, addresses, and even credit card information into text fields thanks to O’s new Autofill API.
Currently, apps like LastPass require users to accept a hefty number of permissions and manually flip the switch on some settings to get autofill to work. LastPass also says that using Android’s accessibility features to accomplish this is also fairly processor intensive, and the Autofill API should help to address this.
Autofill More than Passwords
Performance and Security Improvements
Of course, you’ll need a device running Android O and LastPass’ updated apps to get this working. 1Password, another password manager, similarly gave an update on how its service would work in Android O, also providing a brief video showing it in action. You can see that here.