LastPass modifies free plan to include multi-device access


LastPass announced a change to their product pricing strategy today making a significant change to the free plan that they offer. The last time LastPass updated their subscription plans was a little over a year ago when they modified the free plan so that users could sync passwords across all similar types of devices based on what they started with. To share across platforms though, users had to upgrade to a premium plan. LastPass will now focus on other features being attractive enough to drive people to upgrade to a paid subscription plan as multi-device, multi-platform access will now be part of the LastPass Free tier.

According to LastPass’s announcement, this move is part of an effort on their part to be “a frictionless experience that makes it easy to connect safely and use strong passwords everywhere.” A key component of that effort is by making it convenient for LastPass users to access their accounts and passwords for anywhere and everywhere.

The ability to access a LastPass account from any device for free is definitely a nice move by the company and should entice some new users to try out LastPass, which we rated as one of the best password managers available on the market. To really improve security though, users will definitely want to investigate the Premium subscription in order to get access to two-factor authentication options. Some of the other benefits of the Premium tier include better support, family password sharing, and 1GB of encrypted file storage. LastPass indicates they will be working on additional features to justify the investment in a Premium subscription.

If you want to give LastPass a try, just hit the download link below to get it from the Play Store. If you are already using LastPass Free, you do not need to do anything to get access to multi-device support other than installing the appropriate app or extension on the platforms you want to add to your portfolio of devices.

Play Store Download Link

source: LastPass

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • PeterC

    LastPass sounds like a good tool, but how is it different from AuthAnvil? which we use for both SSO and MFA.