LastPass announced today that you will no longer need a paid Premium account to access the service on multiple devices. This feature is now free for everyone.
“Starting today, you can use LastPass on any device, anywhere, for free,” LastPass’s Joe Siegrist writes in the LastPass blog. “No matter where you need your passwords—on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone—you can rely on LastPass to sync them for you, for free. Anything you save to LastPass on one device is instantly available to you on any other device you use.”
This is great news for anyone who relies on the security and availability of LastPass—which both generates and stores complex passwords for multiple services—but can’t afford the Premium service. Granted, Premium is a reasonable $12 per year.
If you’re already using the free LastPass service, which previously limited the number of devices you could use, you’re all set: You can now use the service across an unlimited number of devices. If you were previously paying for LastPass Premium to use this feature, you just need to wait until your Premium subscription expires; at that time, your account will automatically convert to a free account.
That said, LastPass Premium still provides enough functionality to more than warrant its cost. Features include:
- Family password sharing with up to five users
- Ad-free experience
- Yubikey and Sesame 2FA options
- Priority tech support
- LastPass for applications
- Desktop fingerprint identification
- 1 GB of encrypted file storage