Now unlock Android and Chrome with passkey, official supports rolls out

Google is finally unlocking new ways to log in to the Android device or supported apps with the support for passkey authentication. The user would be able to open the device, or any supported app by using the passkey which could be stored on a cloud or a separate drive.

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Google is bringing support for the passkey which can be synced via Google Password Manager. The developers can use WebAuthn API for websites to authenticate end-users on Chrome Browser. The API can be replicated on other supported platforms too.

The service is available via the Google Play Services Beta for use on Chrome Canary. The stable feature will roll out by the end of this year. The support for a passkey on Native Android apps is the next step and will work on the apps using the same domain, and vice versa.

Interestingly, the API would easily fetch the passkey for the website if you using the same account on a nearby device.

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It is a great way to improve security and eliminate the use of passwords from Android, Web Apps and native Apps. The passkey would come with cross-platform support due to support of the same industry standard.


Simranpal Singh
Simranpal Singh
With a decade-long journey in the tech industry, I've been actively engaged in tech reporting across various reputable publications. He currently works as a Web Developer at RightNode Media and pursues his hobby of writing on GoAndroid. Enjoy travelling, and always excited about new tech trends. He actively contributes on GizmoChina and GChromecast Hub.


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