X expands Passkey support on its iOS app to users globally


X (formerly known as Twitter) on Tuesday expanded its Passkey support to iOS users globally. The Elon Musk-owned platform introduced Passkey as an alternative to traditional passwords in January. But at the time, it was only available on the iOS app for users in the US. Now, three months after its launch, the social media platform has expanded it to other regions as well. Although the feature is not currently available on the website or its Android app, a report last month suggested that it could soon be coming to Android users as well.

This announcement was made by the official security account of X Post Which said, “Passkeys is now available as a login option for everyone globally on iOS! Give it a try.” Although the feature has been rolled out, it may take a few days for everyone to get it. Typically, Passkeys use alternative methods for authentication such as Face ID, fingerprint, PIN, a Authenticator apps, or any other device to log into accounts. This eliminates reliance on traditional passwords that could be hacked or leaked during a data breach.

Passkeys also provide a more seamless experience when logging into accounts as there is no need to remember a complex password and manually type it in every time you log in. These can also be used across all devices, however, on the X, this feature is only available on iOS.

A support page OnX states that the passkey is constructed using public key cryptography from the web authentication standard. When an account is registered, the device generates a unique key pair for each account. One of the keys is public and stored on the X while the private key resides on the device. Now, whenever the user logs in, the private key is triggered and the registered device has to approve the login attempt.

To enable Passkey on X, iOS users can go here your account , Settings & Privacy , Security and account access , Security , additional password protection , all-key, Here the user has to enter the password, select add a passkey, and follow the prompts. The passkey can be removed using the same steps.

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