Here’s the lowdown on everything you need to know.
What exactly are Passkeys? Picture this: accessing your account with just a simple four-digit code or using your own biometric details like fingerprint or facial recognition. That’s what a Passkey does.
Seems straightforward, right?
Yet, this ease doesn’t compromise security. In fact, Passkeys greatly diminish the risk of your credentials being stolen or your account hijacked by cybercriminals.
How do you set up Passkeys?
Setting up a Passkey is a breeze. Just visit Google’s Passkeys site, choose a PIN or connect your biometric data (like fingerprints or facial features), pair it with your smartphone, and voila.
Remember, your computer should be running at least Windows 10 or macOS Ventura. For smartphones, Android 9 or iOS 16 is required.
Currently, this feature is supported on Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Google Chrome browsers.
What are the advantages of using Passkeys? Google reports that 64% of users find Passkeys more user-friendly than traditional logins.
They’re not just easier and more secure but also quicker. Logging in with a Passkey is 40% faster than typing out a password.
What’s on the horizon?
Google’s shift to Passkeys as the default login method marks just the start. They’re already partnering with companies to integrate this login method across Chrome and Android. It’s available on platforms like Uber and eBay, and soon to be added to WhatsApp.
It’s time to consider how Passkeys can benefit your business, especially since Google may extend this feature to business accounts.
If you’re still hesitant about Passkeys, there’s an opt-out option. Go to the Sign-in options page, look for “Skip Password When Possible,” and turn off the setting.
We suggest giving Passkeys a try to experience a simpler and more secure login process. And remember, we’re here to assist if you need any guidance.