What is Microsoft Authenticator and how to setup and use it?

The Microsoft Authenticator is the application of Microsoft which helps the users to set up two-factor authentication (2FA) for their Android Phone and Computers. Basically, the users use 2FA to protect their account from unauthorized access. As with the advancement in technology, hackers try to gain access over your device so it is essential to secure your data.This application also supports Google, Facebook, and third-party services. To install this application in your device, you must install MS Office software which is the trusted software in the world. You can install this software program through office.com/setup. It is perfect for the devices like Window OS, Mac, Computer, Laptop and Android Phones. You can use this software for home as well as for business purpose.

What is Microsoft Authenticator?

Microsoft Authenticator allows you to use two-factor verification. In this, when you sign-in to a Microsoft account, this Authenticator will provide you either a code on your mobile. You have to type that code to enter in your account, this code verify that you are the administrator of that account. If you do not have the Microsoft account, this app will work through its code generator. This application is available for Android and iOS.

Setup Microsoft Authenticator:

For this, first you have to go to MS Account through www.office.com/setup. Then you can Sign In if you have a Microsoft account. If you do not have the account then you can click on Create a Microsoft account. After this, you have to follow all the instructions on the screen and then you can sign in. Here you will go to your profile page. Now you have to scroll down and then click on Update which is in the Security block. After this, you have to click on Explore option which is under More security options. Now on the next screen, you have to click on Get it now. Here you have to tap on the Google Play or App Store button just to download the app. When the app is installed then you have to click on Next option. Just open the Microsoft Authenticator app and then you have to tap on SCAN QR CODE. It will ask you to take pictures and record video just click on Allow button. After scanning, you have to click on Done option. Now you have to click GOT IT. Now the notification will be sent to the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device just to test your account. Here you have to approve the alert in the Microsoft Authenticator app, and then you have to select Next option.

Use Microsoft Authenticator App to Sign in:

For this, first you have to go to your account page and then just enter your username and password. Then you will get a notification and just click on it to approve. For other accounts, you have to enter a code which is generated by the app. In case you don’t see the code, you have to click on the down arrow to the right, and then you have to click on Show code.

This procedure will help you to setup and use Microsoft Authenticator app. If you still face any problem you can visit to the site of MS Office through www.office.com/setup.

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