If you too are planning to try out the new passkey to sign in to your Google Account and services, here is a step-by-step guide for you. In this article we will also discuss the things that you should know about google passkey,
Depending on your operating system and browser, you may not be able to create or use a passkey while in private browsing mode such as Incognito or its equivalent.
Things You Should Know About Using Passkeys
First and foremost, you should know that passkeys are only available for personal Google Accounts. You can’t currently set this up with work or school accounts.
If you have 2-Step Verification on your account or are enrolled in the Advanced Protection Program, you’ll bypass your second verification step by signing in with Passkey, as it verifies that your device is with you.
taking into account security concerns
Realize that when you create Passkey, you’re looking for a Passkey-first, password-less sign-in option. Therefore, creating a passkey means that anyone who can unlock your device can log back into your Google Account. Therefore, it is advised to create passkeys for your account only from personal devices that you control.
Devices you can create a passkey for
- Laptop or desktop running Windows 10, macOS Ventura or newer
- Smartphone running iOS 16, Android 9 or newer
- A hardware security key that supports the FIDO2 protocol
Things you’ll need to make a passkey
- A device running Chrome 109 or newer, Safari 16 or newer, Edge 109 or newer.
- To generate a passkey, you must enable:
- screen lock
- Bluetooth: If you want to use the passkey on the phone to sign in to another computer
steps to make passkey
First things first, if you have an Android device registered with your Google Account it will automatically be registered for Passkey.
If you don’t have an Android phone registered or want to create a new passkey for a different device, follow these steps.
Go to “https://myaccount.google.com/” and click on the Security tap
Scroll down and see How do you sign in to Google?
Now, click on Passkeys option
Create passkey and tap Continue
Follow the on-screen instructions.
To complete generating your passkey, you may need to unlock your device.
To create a passkey on multiple devices, repeat these steps with those devices.
How to use Passkey to login to your Google Account, apps and services
Once you have created a passkey for your device and account. Just use that device to login to Google Account. Once you have entered your email address, it will prompt you to use the passkey to log in. Click on Continue and authenticate via fingerprint, face or PIN whatever you used to create the passkey.
That’s it! If all went well, you’ll be logged into your Google Account without entering a password.