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How do I use the LastPass browser extension?

    Once you have installed the LastPass browser extension, you can use it for all of your password management needs. You can fill your credentials and data for matching websites, search within your vault, view recently accessed vault items, and manage your favorites. You can also access your vault, add new items, generate secure passwords, manage account options, and much more.

    Attention: Currently, there are two different extension menu experiences, so instructions may differ depending on your navigational experience. The "new experience" applies to version 4.104.0 and newer for the LastPass browser extension, whereas the "previous experience" refers to version 4.103.0 and earlier.

    Fill stored data for matching sites (use autofill)

    When logging on to a website, the most closely matched login credentials are automatically filled in for you. To select a different username and password you have stored, you can click the active LastPass icon LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar to select within the extension menu, or use the active in-field LastPass icon active LastPass icon in the login fields to make your selection. Learn more.

    LastPass extension in-field
    Figure 1. LastPass browser extension and in-field icons LastPass extension in-field

    Figure 2. LastPass browser extension (new experience)Autofill using the browser extension

    Manage your vault items (new experience)

    These instructions apply to the LastPass browser extension version 4.104.0 and newer.

    For password entries, you can take any of the actions outlined below.
    Action in LastPass Result
    Fill Automatically fills your username and password (using autofill) for the website you're currently visiting
    Launch Redirects you to the website and automatically fills your username and password (using autofill) for the site
    Copy username Copies the value to your clipboard
    Copy password Copies the value to your clipboard
    Edit item Opens the item in your vault, where you can make your desired changes
    Share securely Opens the item in your vault, where you can enter recipient email address(es) to share the item with others
    Add to favorites/Remove from favorites Recommended for frequently used items, which will appear in your "Favorites" tab of the LastPass browser extension menu
    Delete Removes the item from your vault (which moves it to your "deleted items" folder

    Figure 3. LastPass browser extension (new experience)

    Manage your vault items (previous experience)

    These instructions apply to the LastPass browser extension version 4.103.0 and earlier.

    For password entries, you can:

    • Fill your username and password for the website you're currently visiting
    • Launch the website associated with your credentials (if you are not currently visiting that website)
    • Copy each field individually
    • Edit any fields that need updating

    For note entries, you can:

    • Edit any fields that need updating

    For all other item entries (addresses, payment cards, driver's licenses, etc.), you can:

    • Fill item details on the applicable websites
    • Copy each field individually
    • Edit any fields that need updating

    Figure 4. LastPass browser extension (previous experience)

    View all fillable items

    If there are more than three sets of credentials for a site you are visiting, you can select the View All Fillable Items menu then select your desired set.

    Open your vault

    Select Open My Vault to view all of the items (passwords, notes, addresses, payment cards, etc.) that you have stored in your LastPass account in a new web browser tab.

    Access your Favorites

    You can select Favorites to view, fill, copy, and edit the vault items that you have marked as your Favorites in your vault.

    View your recently used items

    In the new experience, select the Recent tab to view the last ten (10) items you accessed in LastPass; you can manage the recent items list size in your LastPass browser extension preferences by going to Account > Extension settings > Advanced and managing the Length of list of recently used sites setting.

    In the previous experience, select Recently Used to view the last ten (10) items you accessed in LastPass; you can manage the list size in your LastPass browser extension preferences by going to Account Options or < your email address> then select Extension Preferences > Advanced and managing the Length of list of recently used sites setting.

    View all items

    Select All items to navigate through your stored credentials and data via item categories (passwords, notes, addresses, etc.). This is the same view as the left navigation of your LastPass vault.

    Add a new item

    To add a new item to your vault, select Add item then select an item category that matches with the data you want to store. Fill in as much information as desired, then click Save.

    Alternatively, you can manually save data by visiting a login window or web form, filling in the data you want to store, then go to Add itemSave All Entered Data to create a new item entry.

    Learn more about adding new site passwords, Notes, and items.

    Generate a secure password

    You can have LastPass create a strong password for you as follows:

    Extension experience Instructions
    New experience Select the Generator tab in the extension menu, then customize your desired settings for creating new passwords.
    Previous experience Select Generate Secure Password from the extension menu, then customize your desired settings for creating new passwords.

    For more information, learn how to generate secure passwords.

    Access the Security Dashboard

    You can select Security Dashboard to open your vault and take you directly to your Security Dashboard, where you can view your security score. If you have purchased LastPass Premium or above, you can also view your dark web monitoring alerts.

    Manage your Account Options

    You can select Account Options (or your LastPass email address) to access your vault Identities, Favorites, and Extension Preferences. You can also select Support Center to view help content and videos to learn how to use LastPass.

    The following Advanced options are also available:

    • Refresh Sites forces recently made changes to be manually synced.
    • Clear Local Cache removes any locally stored files from your active LastPass session, and is recommended to be used when using a public computer.
    • Other Sessions displays all of your active LastPass sessions
    • Import allows you to import passwords from other sources
    • Export allows you to export your stored passwords and data
    • Print allows you to view your sites and secure notes and print out a copy for your records

    Log out of LastPass

    You can log out of your LastPass account at any time by selecting Log Out.