Google is making passkeys the default sign-in option across personal Google accounts, the company announced on Tuesday.

“We’ve received really positive feedback from our users, so today we’re making passkeys even more accessible by offering them as the default option across personal Google Accounts.”

“This means the next time you sign in to your account, you’ll start seeing prompts to create and use passkeys, simplifying your future sign-ins. It also means you’ll see the “Skip password when possible” option toggled on in your Google Account settings.”

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How do I set it up?

  • Start by going to g.co/passkeys.
  • If you have an Android phone already signed into that account, you may have been automatically registered for a passkey. If that is the case, the device will be listed under Automatically created passkeys, and you can just click the blue Use passkeys button.
  • You will then get a pop-up saying that you can now use a passkey. Click Done.
  • If your device isn’t listed (if you’re using an iPhone, it probably won’t be), then select the Create a Passkey button at the bottom of the page. (Note: at this point, it will be much easier to use the device you want to use as a passkey — in other words, if you want to use your iPhone, then use your iPhone rather than your computer to follow these directions.)
  • You will get a pop-up that lets you use either the device you are currently using as the passkey (in which case, select Continue) or be prompted to select Use another device. If the latter, you will be given a QR code to scan with your phone’s camera.

If you are using an iPhone, you may also be asked to turn on iCloud Keychain.

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