We’re pleased to announce that LastPass is now officially included in the Android Oreo Autofill experience as a Google-certified application. Last summer, we launched the public beta of LastPass for Android Oreo and a few weeks ago, we released the official LastPass password app for Android that integrates with Google’s new autofill framework.
This update is big news. It makes iPhone users like myself seriously consider moving to Android. The Autofill framework now allows users to save passwords as you enter them, just like our browser extension does! Saving? On a mobile device? Think of the possibilities!
Now when you need to create a new account on the go, the new username and password is saved and filled automatically. Beyond passwords, the Android Autofill framework allows you to fill payment cards for easy in-app shopping, as well as addresses, which is currently in beta. This will make it just a matter of clicks to fill out forms and complete purchases on your Android device.
With LastPass for Android, there’s no more typing on a small keyboard or waiting until you’re on a computer to get things done. This is an experience that LastPass users have come to expect and we’re ecstatic to be able to provide this for them using the Android Oreo platform.
LastPass is now listed in the Android Autofill settings page, making it really easy to install LastPass as your default autofill service. With this, you don’t even need to visit the Play Store to find the app, rather you can download and enable it right from your settings.
For those Oreo users out there, you can install the latest update from the Google Play Store, or simply follow these steps to get autofill up and running on your device:
- Open the LastPass app on your Android.
- Tap the menu button, then tap Settings at the bottom.
- Open Autofill, and then the toggle next to Android Oreo Autofill. You’ll be asked to give permission to autofill, which you can accept.
- On the next screen, click the radio button next to LastPass to enable the app for autofill.
That’s not the end of the story though. Google recently announced Android P, their next build (Peppermint Patty?!) and it includes updates to the Autofill framework. We’ll continue to work closely with Google and update LastPass to deliver a seamless mobile experience to all of our Android users.
For even more excitement in the meantime, check out our video: