Microsoft Makes Two-Factor Authentication Easier in Windows 11

The most recent Windows 11 preview build comes with a new option that allows users to easily copy two-factor authentication codes from the notifications that show up on their devices.

In so many ways, this feature reminds me of a similar implementation currently available on iPhone.

Whenever you receive a text with an authentication code, iOS can automatically fill the required information in a two-factor verification interface by automatically copying the code from the text.

In the case of Windows 11 users, the latest preview build adds a new copy button in the notification that you get either from apps installed on the PC or from the phones that are linked to the PC.

This way, the two-factor authentication is much more convenient, as you don’t need to copy the codes, often pretty complex, manually.

“Users will now see a copy button for quickly copying two-factor authentication (2FA) codes in notification toasts from apps installed on the PC or from phones link… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 11 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.