In a welcome bit of news, LastPass users no longer need to subscribe to the platform’s ‘Premium’ tier to sync their passwords across desktop and mobile. Moving forward, the app’s syncing functionality, the feature that makes password managers like LastPass so useful, is free to all users.
Previously, LastPass was to free to use on desktop, but users had to pay $1 USD per month if they wanted to sync their passwords on a smartphone or tablet.
Unlike Instapaper, which made all of its paid features free yesterday, LastPass will continue to offer a ‘Premium’ tier to users. The service will continue to cost $1 per month and will grant users access to priority tech support and family sharing features.
“By offering LastPass for free across all your devices, we’re making it that much easier for everyone to make good password habits the norm. Because when you have a password manager that goes everywhere you do, you have a strong foundation for securing and taking control of your identity,” said LastPass founder Joe Siegrist in the blog post accompanying the announcement.
LastPass was acquired by LogMeIn in 2015.