Perennial favourite password locker LastPass has announced their family plan pricing overnight, as well as announcing their premium tier has become more expensive, doubling the per month price to $2 while also removing a sharing option.
The family plan will cost you $48USD per year, which includes Premium LastPass access for up to 6 ‘family’ members. This Family plan includes a dashboard to manage the family members in your account and a folder for sharing passwords between those accounts.
In more divisive news, LastPass now costs $24 per year – double the old yearly cost of $12 per month. While the price has doubled, there’s no new features included to justify the price hike. The same features are still included in the Premium LastPass plan for what that’s worth.
The news of the price hike hasn’t gone down well with LastPass users either. The Verge is reporting that many users have taken to LastPass’ Facebook page to share their displeasure. LastPass for their part are justifying the price increase by pointing at new features like the improved user experience – but that’s not winning any friends at this stage.
Free users lose some functionality as well with the free tier now getting limited sharing on a one-to-one basis only.
Here’s the layout of the pricing and plan features.
At this stage, LastPass is still cheaper than competitor 1Password at $2.99 per month, but Dashlane at $39.99US per year is looking pretty good right now. Of course other options like KeePass exist if you’re willing to put a little work in. If you don’t like the update, time to vote with your wallet.