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How Do I Import Passwords from LastPass to Shift? print icon

All of your glorious passwords stored in LastPass can be conveniently transferred to Shift's Password Manager. Yes, all of them! Regardless of where you are logging in, Shift's Password Manager has got you covered (email accounts, apps, and web tabs). By seamlessly auto-filling your login information, all you have to do is click a button. We'll do the heavy lifting for you so that you can focus on being a productivity master.   

Credit card and address logins are not currently available in Shift.

Step 1: Ensure that Import to Chrome is Enabled

In order to import your passwords from LastPass, you must first import them into Chrome, as Shift only supports importing from browsers. Please follow these steps to ensure that import mode is enabled in Chrome:

  1. To access the Chrome flags menu, please type the following text into your browser search bar: chrome://flags and hit enter
  2. In the search bar type “Password import”
  3. From the drop-down menu select “Enabled” to allow password importing from Chrome
  4. Relaunch Chrome 
  5. Click on Settings ⋮ and choose Passwords underneath the Autofill menu 
  6. Click on Passwords and click on the three vertical dots beside “Saved Passwords”
  7. Select Import 

Step 2: Export your Data from LastPass to Chrome.

  1. Navigate to https://lastpass.com/?ac=1 and log in to your vault 

  2. Click on More Options on the left-hand side

  3. Go to Advanced > Export
  4. If prompted enter your Master Password and click continue
  5. Copy the contents into an editor of your choice (for Windows users we suggest Notepad, for Mac users we suggest TextEdit)
    If you directly save the page, it will not convert to a proper CSV.
  6. Save the file as a CSV file to your desktop.
  7. Type the following text into your browser search bar: chrome://flags and hit enter
  8. Open the Chrome menu ⋮
  9. Click “Passwords” and open the menu beside Saved Passwords ⋮
  10. Select Import and choose the .csv file you previously saved to your desktop from LastPass containing your passwords.
  11. Enter the password you use to log in to your computer if asked.

Step 3: Import from Chrome to Shift 

Passwords can be imported into Shift using two methods. Both processes will have the same result!

Method 1: Import from your App Menu

  1. Click on your app menu at the top of your Shift window
    If this menu is not exposed please click Ctrl + \ to reveal it.
  2. Select History to reveal a drop-down menu
  3. Click on Import 
  4. Ensure you are importing from Chrome and check the box for Passwords and/or History 
    Clicking the checkbox entitled “Backup & Sync Passwords” will store a copy of your encrypted passwords in our vault service. 
  5. Click Import and enter the password you use to log in to your computer. 

Method 2: Import from Shift Settings

  1. Open your Options menu by clicking the three dots in the bottom left-hand corner
  2. Click on Settings (wrench icon) 
  3. Navigate to Passwords
  4. Select Settings 
  5. Click on Import from Browser 
  6. Ensure you are importing from Chrome and check the box for Passwords and/or History 
    Clicking the checkbox entitled “Backup & Sync Passwords” will store a copy of your encrypted passwords in our vault service. 
  7. Click Import and enter the password you use to log in to your computer. 

Congratulations! Your passwords have been successfully imported into Shift 🎉

After you have imported your passwords to Shift you can delete the unencrypted CSV file from your desktop. 

For more information on exporting your vault from LastPass to a CSV file please see this article written by LastPass.

What's next?

Learn how to set up your emergency kit here. 

Need help?

If you are unable to import your passwords from LastPass to Shift, please reach out directly to Shift support. 

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