Earlier Microsoft released a “Soft Launch” feature for the Microsoft Authenticate app which added ability to sign into your Microsoft Accounts with just a phone. Now the Enterprise Mobility and Security team at Microsoft has announced that the phone sign in is now available globally for iOS and Android.
Users, instead of entering password when signing in Microsoft Account will be receiving a notifications on their phone. By tapping approved, it lets you into your account which removes the need for passwords completely unless your phone is locked with a pin.
To set up the Microsoft Authenticator app, users would need to select from the dropdown button on the account tile and chose Enable Phone Sign in. Users on Android will be automatically prompted to set it up if they are adding a new account and for users on iPhone the account will be automatically set up by default.
Once the account is set up users will be getting a notification everytime they sign into the account and users will also have the option to click Use Password Instead in case they lose the phone.
The features is available for both Android and iOS Microsoft Authenticator app and users can download the same by clicking the below PlayStore and App Store links.