Google is introducing access keys for all personal accounts. From now on, when you need to log in to your account, you can use your fingerprint, face recognition, or just a pin code instead of your password.
To start using access keys, you need to go to your Google account settings, go to the Security section, and select Access Keys.
It is worth noting that Android devices will automatically create access keys. On iOS and PC, you will have to do it manually through the settings as described above.
You can also use your keys on other devices to verify yourself. For example, when you need to sign in to your account on a PC, you can select “Try another way” and then you’ll be prompted to use your access key. If it’s your PC, you’ll usually be able to use the key stored on it, but if it’s a new PC, you’ll be able to use the key from your smartphone.
Of course, the passwords themselves are not disappearing yet, and you can continue to use them as usual if you need to. However, it’s also worth noting that the company intends to introduce access keys for other online accounts in the future and encourages the industry to join this practice.