LastPass currently offers a free tier that allows a user to access their password manager service on mobile devices and computers. But that is about to change.
From March 16, the company will limit its free tier to only one device type. So if you choose to have a free tier for mobile, you will be asked to pay a fee to continue using the service on the computer, and vice versa.
LastPass’s two paid tiers currently include premiums, which start at $ 3 a month, and Families, which costs $ 4 per month and can be used by up to six people. If you prefer to go with the premium, then the company is doing a limited time deal, which costs $ 2.25 per month (bill per year).
LastPass, which has 20 million users globally, said in a message on its website that free users must automatically set their preferred device type according to their first login on or after March 16, 2021.
If you are not happy with the assigned device type, or you are not sure which one is the best fit, then you will have three opportunities to change between the two.
“Please note that all your devices are automatically synced, so you can never lose access to anything stored in your vault or be locked out of your account due to these changes, even if you Use computers or mobile devices to use LastPass, ”the Virginia-based company said.
If you decide to stick with LastPass’s free tier instead of paying to maintain access to both device types, you’ll lose access to email support from May 17, 2021, meaning you’ll have questions through the company Have to find answers to online help centers or community pages, or other places such as outdoor forums.
If you are currently a LastPass user and feel that this is a good time to check out your competitors, Digital Trends has a recently updated article looking at the best password managers currently available. In a separate post, we finally see how LastPass compares with 1Password, another popular online service for those looking to eliminate the headache of dealing with multiple passwords.
Note: LastPass defines “mobile” as mobile phones, smartwatches and tablets, and “computers” as desktops and laptops.