LogMeIn, the company behind the popular password processor LastPass, has announced a major change in the way the service’s free level works. From 16 March 2021, users of the free level will be limited to using the service on desktop only or mobile only.
Currently, the free level of LastPass is largely a fully functional password manager that allows the use of the service across mobile and desktop platforms. This means that you can create and store passwords on your computer via the desktop client, and they are automatically synchronized with your phone or tablet via the mobile app.
As of March 1
If you are not happy with the choice of platform, you will have three chances to switch it to the other. After your three attempts expire, you will be locked into the last selected platform.
To unlock multiplatform sync support again, your option after March 16 will be to subscribe to one of the company’s premium levels, which currently includes an individual plan of $ 36 / year (available for $ 27 / year for a limited time) and $ 48 / year family plan.