LastPass introduced version 4.0 of its password vault this week. It’s a huge update that brings a new UI to the web and mobile apps, but it also includes new features that allow you to give access to your passwords where needed (like in an emergency setting), and improvements in auto-filling.
Below, you’ll find the quick and easy list of what’s new.
- A new look and feel, featuring a more visual vault experience with big icons, simpler navigation, and bolder colors.
- Emergency Access for the peace of mind that trusted friends and family can manage your data in case of an emergency.
- A new Sharing Center that offers one, central location to easily manage shared passwords in a secure, encrypted way, including Shared Folders for Premium and Enterprise users.
- Improvements to automatic filling in Chrome, as well as better site matching when filling into apps.
- Updated appearance, with large icons and Material Design tweaks.
- Plus lots of behind-the-scenes improvements for better speed, performance, and security.
In the new look, at least on Android, you get both the new experience with “big” icons, a simpler navigation, and bolder colors, but LastPass is also tossing in some Material Design touches here and there. It’s very visually appealing now, something that couldn’t exactly be said about LastPass on Android in the past.
As for the Emergency Access and Sharing Center, these are features that allow you to give access to your passwords if that’s something you find useful. Emergency Access allows you to give someone access in the event of an emergency, or say, if you forgot to pay a bill and your wife needs to, but doesn’t have your account password. You can limit this by time and a number of other factors. With Sharing Center, you can manage shared passwords, give and take access, and keep track of everything through folders.
The update is a big one and should be rolling out to all soon.