PayPal’s bringing its passkey logins to Android

PayPal says the rollout will begin on its website, rather than its app, and that you need to be running Chrome on Android 9 or higher to access access keys. If available for your account, you may receive a prompt asking if you want to create a password, which you can authenticate using biometrics or the password you use to unlock your phone.

Passkeys are based on FIDO authentication standards and are generally cross-platform compatible – although, as PayPal shows, you may have to wait for a site or service to roll out support on every platform you use. Several password managers, including those built into iOS and Android, support syncing passkeys between devices, and there are ways to access them when using a device they aren’t with. also synchronized.

Although several major tech companies are touting passkeys as the key (no pun intended) to a passwordless future, they are still relatively rare. 1Password has a page that keeps track of the sites and services that support them, and while it has some big names like Best Buy, Okta, Microsoft, and eBay, there are still only 38 entries on the list. . Even though there are actually double the number of sites that support passwords, you’d still be hard-pressed to give up passwords for good at this point.

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