How to import Google Chrome passwords into Microsoft Authenticator

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One of the problems with switching from one ecosystem to another – like from Google to Microsoft – is not being able to easily take all your data with you. With the latest version of Microsoft Authenticator, it is very easy take all the passwords that you have saved in Google, to Microsoft.

This is a new function added in the latest version of Microsoft Authenticator which, as the name suggests, is an alternative to Google Authenticator. The difference is that recently Microsoft Authenticator has added the function of password manager, which now can also easily import all the passwords that you have saved in Google Chrome.


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1. Prepare Microsoft Authenticator

As we mentioned before, the import of passwords in Microsoft Authenticator is one of the novelties of the latest beta version. You must, therefore, sign up for the beta program on Google Play or, if you prefer, you can download the beta version from APKMirror.

Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

While you can use Microsoft Authenticator without logging in, to use the password manager login is mandatory. That is, you will need to use your Microsoft account, which is where the passwords included in the account will be saved.

Authenticator

Other than signing in, you don’t need to do anything else in Microsoft Authenticator at the moment. Although you can import passwords in CSV format from the configuration menu, the grace of doing so from Chrome is that it is done directly, from the Android share menu.

2. Export from Chrome to Authenticator

The process continues in Google Chrome, which since 2019 allows us to export the passwords as a CSV file. On Android, this is done by tapping on the ⋮ menu and entering Setting. Then enter Passwords and use menu ⋮ again to bring up the menu Export passwords.

Exportareimport

You must confirm your intention and verify your identity using the biometrics or PIN of the mobile, to then choose Microsoft Authenticator in the list of applications in which to share the resulting file.

Import

Microsoft Authenticator takes over from here in a similar way to How Telegram imports WhatsApp chats. It will receive the file, read the passwords and add them to your account. In this way, all the passwords that you had saved in Google Chrome will be saved in the Microsoft Authenticator password manager.


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