Google Chrome has announced that it’s getting support for passkeys, a new industry standard in hopes of replacing passwords by making it easier and more secure to sign into websites and apps.


With passkeys, users can authenticate and log into websites using their iPhone or Android devices, replacing the need for a password. In newer versions of iOS and Android, users who visit websites that support passkeys can use biometric authentication on a trusted device to confirm their identity. Google said in a blog post that it’s adding passkey support to Chrome, which will allow users to scan a QR code on their Android device or iPhone‌ to log in. Passkey support is also coming to Chrome on Android.

On a desktop device, you can also choose to use a passkey from your nearby mobile device, and since passkeys are built on industry standards, you can use your Android or iOS device. The passkey does not leave your mobile device when you sign in this way. Only securely generated code is exchanged with the site, so, unlike a password, there is nothing to leak.

A number of other companies and apps have introduced or announced upcoming support for passkeys, including 1Password, PayPal, Microsoft, eBay, and more. Passkey support in Google Chrome is now available with the latest update. To learn more about passkeys, check out our explainer.

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