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Android Oreo Now Support Third-party Password Manager LastPass

Apr142018

Android Oreo Now Support Third-party Password Manager LastPass

These days most of us uses multiple websites, cloud services and apps, however, memorizing strong security login credentials is feasible. That’s where comes the password manager that help in managing all these credentials securely.

Today, Google has made it possible to use a third-party password manager app or service in Android 8.0 Oreo, through “Autofill,” that when permitted will remember things, like name, address, credit card deatils, so you don’t have to type over and again and yet keeping your data more secure.

In Oreo, the new autofill services woriks well with password manager, like LastPass, Dashlane, Keeper, or 1Password. These apps are allowed access to only the information required to autofill.

Also, in the Android Settings, you can find a list of supported password managers. Google notes, it’ll grow this list of password managers meeting their security and functional requirements over time.

In order to use Autofill, first you need to set up a password manager as Autofill service, to do this, head over Settings, then search and tap “Autofill service,” a password manager if already installed will show up in this list, otherwise tap “Add service” to download from the Play Store.

In the screenshot below Autofill is found under Language and input Settings:

Autofill in Language and input Settings in Android Oreo

Once set is completed, whenever you’re filling forms, the information stored will automatically show up. For example, a saved username and password will show up as a suggestion when log into an app for the first time.

Google as a service which let you use data saved in Chrome to fill in passwords, credit cards, addresses, and other personal information is also included as an autofill service.

Screen shot of Autofill service Settings: [here you can pick the app that you would like to use as your Autofill service]

Autofill service settings: in Android Oreo

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