Windows 10: Any way to use Microsoft Authenticator app on Windows 10?

Discus and support Any way to use Microsoft Authenticator app on Windows 10? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; The first thing I tried was to use my Android "Microsoft Authenticator" app via Your Phone. However, there's a bug that prevents the screen from... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/mkanet, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. /u/mkanet Win User

    Any way to use Microsoft Authenticator app on Windows 10?


    The first thing I tried was to use my Android "Microsoft Authenticator" app via Your Phone. However, there's a bug that prevents the screen from displaying.

    I also tried installing "Microsoft Authenticator" from the Windows Store... however, there's a limitation which only lets you install it on Windows mobile devices.

    Has anyone figured out a way to use Microsoft Authenticator on a Windows PC?

    Thanks in advance!

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    /u/mkanet, Oct 23, 2020
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  2. Brink Win User

    Microsoft Authenticator (beta) app in Store


    Source: Microsoft Authenticator (beta)
     
    Brink, Oct 23, 2020
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  3. poit57 Win User
    Microsoft Account authentication

    After more research, I have found my answer. It looks like the issue was that Microsoft released a new Microsoft Authenticator app with the features first introduced in Microsoft Authenticator Beta. The new app received a prompt to approve access to my Microsoft
    Account when signing on from a new PC, though I find it strange that the beta app wasn't directly upgraded to the new version of the app.

    Microsoft now has three 2 step authentication apps available in the store for Windows 10 Mobile:

    • Authenticator - original app from Windows Phone 8
    • Microsoft Authenticator Beta - originally released to Windows 10 users when Windows 10 Mobile was only available on the Windows Insider program.
    • Microsoft Authenticator - the official Windows 10 app no longer in beta
     
    poit57, Oct 23, 2020
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  4. Zaki_j Win User

    Any way to use Microsoft Authenticator app on Windows 10?

    Microsoft Authenticator

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand that you want to how the Microsoft Authenticator App works.

    The Microsoft Authenticator app helps you sign-in to your accounts if you use two-factor verification. Two-factor verification helps you to access your accounts more securely, especially while viewing
    sensitive information. Because passwords can be forgotten, stolen, or compromised, two-factor verification is an additional security step that helps protect your account by making it harder for other people to break in.

    You can use the Microsoft Authenticator app in multiple ways, including:

    • Respond to a prompt for authentication after you sign in with your username and password.
    • Sign-in without entering a password, using your username, the authenticator app, and your mobile device with your fingerprint, face, or PIN.
    • As a code generator for any other accounts that support authenticator apps.

    I suggest you refer to the article for more information on
    What is the Microsoft Authenticator app?and you may also
    refer to the article about Microsoft Authenticator app FAQ

    However, let me point you in the right direction where you can get the appropriate assistance regarding this issue. I suggest you to post your query in
    Microsoft Authenticator App forums
    where we have expertise and support professionals.

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Zaki
     
    Zaki_j, Oct 23, 2020
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