Easily sign-in to all Microsoft accounts using Outlook app

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Now you can use Outlook for Android as a sign-in verification method for your Microsoft apps and services. 

We know how much of a hassle it is to use and manage passwords for your personal accounts. In addition, passwords and even easy to use sign-in methods like SMS messaging leave accounts vulnerable to attack. That's why we are excited to announce that now you can use the Outlook app to sign in to your Microsoft services, such as Microsoft 365, OneDrive, Teams, and Windows, in a secure and convenient way.  


With Outlook sign-in verification, you don't need to remember or type any passwords or use a onetime SMS code, you can simply use the Outlook app plus a biometric or PIN to approve a sign-in on your phone. This sign-in verification functionality will be automatically enabled when you use the latest version of the Outlook app.   


Figure 1 Auto enabled when user opens Outlook app on AndroidFigure 1 Auto enabled when user opens Outlook app on Android


The next time you sign in on to your Microsoft account on any device, you will be prompted to approve sign-in request using Outlook on your Android phone. The notification will show a number matching prompt, followed by biometric or PIN verification. 


Figure 2 Sign-in using Outlook Android appFigure 2 Sign-in using Outlook Android app


Figure 2 Sign-in using Outlook Android appFigure 2 Sign-in using Outlook Android app

Note that if you already have Microsoft Authenticator configured on your phone, you can continue to use it to sign in.  


Support and Resources 

To learn more about the new Outlook sign-in verification feature for Microsoft account and for support, click here.  We are rolling this out to all Outlook Android users. Support for Outlook on iOS is on the roadmap, and we will share more details at a future date.  


We hope you enjoy this new, more convenient way to sign in, and, as always, please let us know of any questions or feedback by leaving comments down below.


On behalf of Outlook and Microsoft account teams,


Shivani Gupta 

Product Manager 

Microsoft Identity  



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