Authy Is Sunsetting Its Desktop Authenticator Apps on March 19, 2024


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Jun 15, 2011
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You’re receiving this email from Twilio because our records show you’ve used the Twilio Authy Desktop app in the past.

What do you need to know?

Starting March 19, 2024, Twilio Desktop Authy apps will reach their end of life (EOL). Beyond this date, you can access most of the desktop features and functionality in the mobile Authy apps.

You may have previously seen an August 19, 2024, end of life (EOL) date for Twilio Desktop Authy apps. This date has been moved up to March 19, 2024.

What do you need to do?

Switch to the Authy app on your Apple or Google Play Store-compatible Android device to manage your Authy account and 2FA tokens.

For more information, review Authy for Desktop End of Life (EOL).

What if you don’t take action?

If you don’t take action before March 19, 2024, you won’t be able to use, access, or migrate your Authy-based account tokens from the Twilio Authy Desktop apps nor download the Authy desktop apps from
Bloody annoying.
I don't know if windows lets you run mobile apps on the desktop like MacOS does but if it does you could try that.

Turns out that's what I've been doing all along without realising it.
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I store nearly all 2FA in 1passsword now. No longer tied to a device except for 1password 2FA itself.

So much easier cos it works everywhere.
I use Enpass.

Pay once. Lifetime license.

Seeing that we are all sharing....
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it just works, I went from years of using Passpack to years of using Lastpass then looked at quite a few alternatives including Nordpass

Bitwarden wins hands down for me
Does Bitwarden support storing 2FA tokens? And using both on desktop and mobile app?
Nice - I think I've figured it out.

Such an amazing feature that I also discovered way too late as they made no mention of it that I ever saw. Just point for camera at QR code and point it to the right place.

It can be annoying when the browser is dumb and doesn’t auto populate it, but still less hassle than any third party app.

Can’t wait for Passkeys to just be the bloody norm though, or all websites playing properly with password managers so it’s no effort.

One thing iCloud Keychain can do better, which Bitwarden does very well is multiple different domains for the same thing. It’s started doing it now with iOS17 and Sonoma but it’s not a manual entry thing and rather and automatic thing and doesn’t always work properly.