Until now, users could sync passwords from the initial device alone and multi-device support was restricted. Users had to go for the Premium plan priced at $1 per month ($12 annually), that included family password sharing and encrypted cloud storage to access the service on multiple devices. The plan is still available except that the most demanded multi-device password syncing feature has been made free for all users.
“Too many of us are still struggling to build a strong security foundation, at work and at home. So far in 2016, there were more than 1 billion passwords publicly leaked due to poor password practices. We want to empower our users to take back control of their online security, and no longer feel powerless against the next wave of breaches,” mentioned Joe Siegrist, Founder, VP & GM, LastPass in a blogpost.
“The more convenient we make password management the better we will be able to solve this problem. We want our users to bring LastPass with them everywhere – including the workplace because accessing the sites, apps, and services you use every day doesn’t end because you checked in at the office,” he added.
Users who are already availing LastPass Premium will continue to have the extra features like family sharing for up to five users, 1GB of encrypted file storage, two-factor authentication methods like YubiKey and Sesame, fingerprint identification on desktop an ad-free user experience. To monetize on the freemium model, the company will be displaying ads for the unpaid users.
“We’re still on a mission to be the last password you need to know, and in the future, maybe even eliminate our own master password, so there’s no password to remember at all. When that leap comes, we’ll be there to help tackle the next generation of security challenges,” Siegrist revealed.