But the gist is that you use an app such as Microsoft Authenticator, which connects to your phone, or Windows Hello, which lets users sign into their account with their face, fingerprint or personal identification number. Consumers will also be able to use a security key or have a verification code sent to their phone or email — both more secure than a simple, guessable password.
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Passwordless sign-in will let you sign into Microsoft apps such as Outlook, OneDrive and Family Safety, though it may not be available for all users right away.
The company began offering passwordless sign-in for commercial accounts in March.
And if you say goodbye to your password and later regret it, Microsoft said you can always add it back to your account.