Google Introduces Beta Test for Passkeys to Android and Chrome

Google Passkey beta - Android and Chrome

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In May this year, tech giants Google, Apple, and Microsoft announced their plans to go password-free with the help of passkeys for better security. Now, Google has rolled out the beta test to passkey support to Android and Chrome.

Google Passkeys and Setting Them Up

The use of passkeys is a much safer replacement for passwords since passkeys cannot be reused nor do they leak in server breaches.

Google Passkey beta - setup and use

To make a passkey, you just confirm that you want to create a new one for a specific site and your preferred account. You’ll also have to choose your preferred means to unlock your account like by your fingerprint, face, or screen lock.

The passkey will then be synchronized on all your devices via the Google Password Manager. This will allow you to have access to your accounts even if you lose your device.

Google Passkey beta - Android mac

Because passkeys are built on industry standards, this works across different platforms and browsers. This means a passkey on your Android phone can be used to sign in to a nearby device. An example of this is being able to sign in to a passkey-enabled website on Mac with your Android device.

The company has announced that the feature is available via Google Play Services beta and Chrome Canary. Additionally, it was revealed that the feature will be available on stable channels later this year.

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