Google Unveils New Way to Login without Passwords on Android & Chrome

Google has introduced a new passkey feature for Android devices and Chrome to offer additional security to users.

People will soon be able to use this option to authenticate their identity by using PINs or biometric authentication to log in.

Google is pitching this as a safer option for users than the traditional two-factor authentication method.

Back in May this year, tech giants such as Microsoft, Apple, and Google announced plans to offer a common passwordless sign-in option to users.

This is called “Passkeys,” developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the FIDO Alliance.

The feature is currently only available for developers and Google is planning to offer passkeys feature to regular users later this year.

Backing up to a cloud service is important because when a user sets up a  new Android device by transferring data from an older device.

The developers can now enroll in the Google Play Services beta to test the new authentication standard for their Android apps

You will be able to easily create a passkey on your Android phone by simply choosing a Google account and then authenticating your identity.

During login, the service uses the public key to verify a signature from the private key.