Once you’ve downloaded and installed Vivaldi, this is probably one of the next steps you’ll want to take.
What is Vivaldi LastPass Extension?
As you already probably know if you are reading this tutorial, LastPass is a service that automatically saves the username and password of the sites you visit (among other things, like notes, or credit card numbers)
Having a password manager is essential nowadays, as you’ll need an account for almost any app or service you want to use from your browser.
Using the LastPass Extension extension is not the only way of managing usernames and passwords, as you could also just use the Vivaldi built-in password manager (which can even sync the contents using a Vivaldi account).
But remember that Vivaldi doesn’t have an iPhone app, so if you are an Apple user, there is no way of having all your data available on your mobile device.
Besides that, LastPass is a more advanced password manager, and has a wider range of availability, because you can install its extension on Vivaldi, but use your stored passwords using other powerful browsers like Brave or Safari if you install the extension also there.
There is even a Lastpass App for iOS!
That’s why it’s probably better if you use this extension instead of the Vivaldi built-in password manager, although you could also use both at the same time.
How to Set up LastPass Extension for Vivaldi?
There is no official Extension Store for the Vivaldi browser (as it happens with others like Chrome or Firefox)
And however, you won’t have any problem installing the LastPass extension in this browser.
Because Vivaldi is built using the Chromium.
That means that all the extensions available in the Chrome Web Store can also be downloaded and installed in Vivaldi.
So, in order to install LastPass Extension on Vivaldi:
- Browse the Chrome Web Store for LastPass, or use the LastPass extension official link
- Click “Add to Chrome” to install the extension in Vivaldi (yes, it will work despite the name!)
- Click “Add extension” in the pop-up that will appear
- Et voilá! Your LastPass extension will appear as a 3 dot icon on the toolbar of Vivaldi
You can click on it to log in with your LastPass credentials.
From now on, every time you login into a website that it’s not stored on your LastPass account, the extension will offer you to save the data.
Using your saved passwords is as easy as clicking on the LastPass icon, and choosing the credential you want to use.
Bottom Line: LastPass Vivaldi Extension
As you have seen, installing the LastPass extension is very easy once you understand that it’s the same Chrome extension.
Remember that since Vivaldi already comes with its native password manager, if you are going to use LastPass I would recommend you disable that built-in manager, otherwise, you’ll find two windows asking to save the password every time you login into a new site.
Have you encountered any problem downloading and setting up LastPass for Vivaldi?
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