Nearly five months after integrating passkey support into its Chrome browser, the tech giant (Google) has started implementing the passwordless option for all Google Accounts across all platforms.
In advance of World Password Day, Google revealed on Wednesday that it will roll out Passkeys, a system that aims to replace the conventional password system. Passkeys are promoted as a safe and convenient account access alternative that will change how users log in to all Google services.
Google’s announcement comes only one day before World Password Day, which is observed every year on the first Thursday of May. Cybersecurity professionals around the world have been commemorating the day since it was first established by Intel Security in 2013 every year.
Users can actively look for and enable the passkey feature, which has been launched for Google’s billions of accounts across Chrome and Android.
Google also has plans to push account holders to switch from their standard username and password login to a passkey in the upcoming months by promoting passkeys.
Passkey will gradually take the place of other online identification methods, according to the business, although for the time being, all users can still use passwords and two-factor authentication (2FA).
Google also admitted that the switch to passkeys will take some time, but it remained dedicated to making sign-in for everyone simpler and safer.