Microsoft Authenticator App Now Supports Phone Sign-in for Microsoft Accounts


"Windows Phone makes up less than 5% of the active users of our Authenticator Apps so we have prioritised getting this working with iOS and Android for now". These are tied to the primary list in To-Do, called "My Day.' In theory, this list should be empty every morning when you check it (assuming you completed yesterday's tasks)". The company plans to integrate with more services, and once the preview period is well underway, Wunderlist will be retired.

In the meantime, Microsoft is encouraging Wunderlist users to make the switch by offering an importer that will bring in your lists and to-dos from Wunderlist into To-Do, where those items will now be available in other Microsoft products, like Exchange and Outlook. It's lacking a few features still, like list sharing and collaboration, but that's all on the way. You can add more, view the previous ones or press the little bulb icon which will invoke Intelligent Suggestions.

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If you've used Authy to manage two-factor authentication, then it's basically the same as the process used by that app to link a new device. Microsoft says it comes with "advanced security" and the data is encrypted in transit and at rest. Instead, anyone with a Microsoft account can use To-Do, even if they don't have an Office 365 plan, the company confirmed. Redmond already provides a tool that lets users import their content from Wunderlist into Microsoft To-Do - so users should be able to seamlessly transfer from Wunderlist to To-Do. Microsoft will stay true to its device-agnostic theme, allowing users to access their lists from any device - iPhone, Android smartphone, Windows 10 devices and also the web. Currently To-Do can't do everything that Wunderlist can, such as adding attachments to a task or creating subtasks, but those things may be added in the future.

Microsoft's Alex Simons announced the app update via an official blog post. Interestingly, the app gives users the option to also access the activities they failed to realize the day before.