Security – You can now allow other applications to capture screen and one-time code from the Authenticator app

By now, you may know the Microsoft Authenticator app used for multi factor authentication (MFA) to access your Microsoft Account (MSA), Corporate account (Azure AD/Office 365), or even your Facebook or Google account.

Well, you can now allow (or disallow – which is the default settings) other applications to capture the Authenticator screen, which include also the one-time code.

If you take screenshot for documentation for example, this settings (turn off by default) will block you to do it.

To allow other application to capture the screen, you need to go to the Settings menu and enable the Screen Capture option available under the Security section. Once done you need to restart the application.


Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies