Microsoft is updating Edge on Thursday allow browser password management to sign in to your mobile apps. The new release, technically Edge 92, also includes new password security features through the Password Fitness Center.
The Edge mobile app should be able to use browser password management in a way that sounds similar other services such as BitWarden or 1Password. With Edge’s accumulated login information, you can easily sign in to apps like Pinterest or Instagram, presumably with an auto-fill type experience.
Microsoft already offered a universal password management feature In Microsoft Authenticator, which lets you set it as the default AutoFill option on iOS or Android. It’s not clear if Edge works the same way, but we’ve contacted Microsoft to confirm.
According to Microsoft, Edge can now also tell if a password has been used on multiple sites and whether the new password is “strong” through a password fitness center. Both features feel like table stakes that should have been used over Edge already, but it’s great that they’re here now.
For Outlook users, Microsoft now also offers Edge Outlook extension which allows you to check your calendar and contacts and send email without opening a new tab or Outlook.
You can download the new version of Edge now.