1Password’s previously announced Passkey feature is rolling out to users starting today. Password The proposed solution to end passwords for good is finally starting to get some traction. The technology uses your device’s biometric sensors — fingerprint and facial recognition — to authenticate you. It’s not much different than using biometrics to unlock your phone.
In a press release, 1Password said that starting today, you can add passkey logins through the password manager. For example, when you create a passkey for your Google account, 1Password will detect it and add it to your 1Password account. Next, when you want to sign in to your Google Account, 1Password will automatically enter it for you, so you won’t need a password unless your fingers are wet or your face is smacked.
Support begins with beta extensions for Safari on macOS as well as Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Brave on macOS, Windows and Linux, the company said. You can also view, edit, move, share, and delete in 1Password for Mac, iOS, Windows, Android, and Linux.
With the widespread adoption of biometrics on phones, tablets and laptops, this next step seems logical. If you’ve been using a password manager like 1Password, you’re probably using biometrics to automatically fill in logins on websites and apps. In addition to completely pressing the login button, Passwords seems to remove the username and password autofill step.
1Password is platform agnostic, so it works for those who frequently change operating systems or entire ecosystems. Unlike existing applications like Apple or Google, 1Password runs on an ecosystem and syncs. And like any item in 1Password, you can share your passkeys with friends and family and set time limits on how often they can access them.