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Google’s bold move: phasing out passwords and embracing passkeys as the default security method

Google is taking a significant step in phasing out traditional passwords by making passkeys the default sign-in method for all users. Passkeys, which offer enhanced security and convenience, allow users to access apps and websites using biometric sensors like facial recognition or fingerprints, patterns, or PINs. Google is actively encouraging users to create passkeys, streamlining the setup process by prompting them to do so automatically. While passwords won’t vanish entirely, Google acknowledges that they will still have a role as this transition unfolds. Users can opt to continue using passwords and can disable the “skip password when possible” feature if they prefer not to use passkeys. This shift to passkeys as the default option is applicable to personal Google Accounts.

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