Manage Your Secure Notes

You can add, manage, and share non-password information in your Vault to make LastPass the ultimate sticky note repository – these items are saved as Notes. You can even add attachments and view changes previously made to the Note.

Note: Your LastPass Vault has an unlimited capacity of items that can be added, however, you can expect to see performance degradation when 2,000 items or more are stored.

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Add a new Note

Note: Each Note can contain up to 45,000 characters max.

  1. Add your Note:
    • Using the web browser extension – Click the active LastPass icon Add item > Secure note.
    • From within your Vault – Click Notes in the left navigation, then click the Add icon
  2.  Fill in all of the information you want to store. If desired, you can also:
    • Select a folder to store it within
    • Click Advanced Settings and enable the checkbox for the "Require a Password Reprompt" option
    • Click Add Attachment to save file(s) to this Note (learn more below)
    • Click the Favorite icon to enable this Note as a Favorite
  3. Click Save.

Edit or delete a Note

  1. Locate the Note you'd like to update, then click Edit.
  2. Make your desired changes. You can also:
    • Select a folder to store it within
    • Click Advanced Settings and enable the checkbox for the "Require a Password Reprompt" option
    • Click Add Attachment to save file(s) to this Note (learn more below)
    • Click the Favorite icon to mark this Note as a Favorite
    • Click the Share icon , then enter the email address of your recipient and click Share (learn more below)
    • Click the Delete icon to remove completely
    • Click the Note History icon then click Show to view all changes made to the Note (learn more below)
  3. Click Save (if applicable).

About adding attachments to Notes

Adding attachments can be helpful in maintaining access to important documents in case they are misplaced or you lose access to a printed copy.

Note: The LastPass Binary Component must be installed in order to upload attachments.

LastPass users can add various file types as attachments that meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a supported file type: "csv", "doc", "docx", "odt", "ppt", "pptx", "txt", "xls", "xlsx", "pdf", "png", "gif", "jpg", "m4a", "mpg", "wav", "avi", "rtf", "html", "htm", "mov", "tiff", "tif", "jpeg", "wmv", "tsv", "zip", "rar", "log", "key"
  • Each attachment file can be up to 10 MB in size, and your total storage limits are dependent on your account type (i.e., Free users have up to 50 MB whereas Premium, Families, Teams, and Enterprise accounts have up to 1 GB).


  • Attachments cannot be opened from the online Vault in a web browser (i.e., logging in to You can only download attachments by logging in using the web browser extension, desktop app, or mobile app.
  • If changes are made to an attachment, the updated version of the file must be uploaded as a new attachment.

Need help with downloading secure note attachments? Learn more.

About sharing Notes with others

  • Once you have shared your Note, your recipient will remain in a Pending status until they accept the share. You can click Resend Invitation icon or Cancel Invitation icon .
  • Once your recipient accepts, that Note is shared with them. If updates are made to the Note, you must share again to ensure the recipient has the most updated version of the Note. If desired, you can click the Revoke Access icon to remove their access.

    Note: Attachment download time for recipients may vary depending on the size of the file(s) being shared.

About hidden passwords for shared items

When you share an item, regardless of whether you enable the "Allow Recipient to View Password" option, you should be aware of the following:

  • Savvy end users could potentially access the password if they capture it using advanced techniques, but LastPass will never be able to access this data because it has been encrypted using their public key.
  • It is also possible to obtain shared passwords using another password manager.

For these reasons, LastPass recommends that you generate a secure password for the site that you’re sharing in order to avoid sharing any passwords that you’re uncomfortable with the recipient obtaining.

About Note history

You can review changes made to your Notes by viewing the Note history.

Note: The Note History only shows a record of the last 5 changes made to each Note.

  1. When you edit your Note, you can click on the History icon .
  2. Click Show to view the Note as it had appeared prior to the saved changes.


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