Microsoft is updating Edge on Thursday to allow the browser’s password manager to log you in to your mobile apps. The new release, technically Edge 92, also includes new password safety features through a password health dashboard.
The Edge mobile app should be able to use the browser’s password manager in a way that sounds similar to other services like BitWarden or 1Password. Using your login credentials you’ve accumulated in Edge, you can easily log in to apps like Pinterest or Instagram, presumably with the autofill-type experience you’re used to.
Edge has a lot more password features now
Microsoft already offered a universal password management feature in Microsoft Authenticator, which allowed you to set it as a default autofill option in iOS or Android. Microsoft says that the mobile version of Edge will work the same way so that you can set it as an autofill option in iOS.
According to Microsoft, Edge can now also tell you if a password has been used on multiple sites and whether a new password is “strong” through a password health dashboard. Both features feel like table stakes things that should have been used across Edge already, but it’s great that they’re here now.
For Outlook users, Microsoft now also offers an Outlook extension for Edge that lets you check your calendar and contacts and send email, all without opening a new tab or the Outlook app.
You can download the new version of Edge now.
Update July 22nd, 1:13PM ET: Added confirmation from Microsoft about Edge’s password manager features.