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US-based technology giant Google announced a new feature called "Passkeys" earlier this year. This new feature offered users an alternative way to enter passwords when logging into their Google accounts. Users who activated the Passkeys feature could choose to use a fingerprint, face scan or PIN code instead of a password when logging into Google-owned applications or a website using their Google account.

The latest announcement about this feature, which has been in the testing phase for a while, reveals that all users will now be encouraged for Passkeys. Google will now enable this new feature by default for both corporate and individual users. From now on, when a user tries to log in to their Google account, they will use biometric data or a PIN code instead of a traditional password or two-factor code.

Google believes that the Passkeys feature is more secure!

If you have a Google account and you've set it up and enabled two-factor authentication, you've already implemented an extra layer of security for your account. Google says that Passkeys is better than that because cyber attackers can access all the details on a phone if they need to. Passkeys will require biometric data or PINs that are not stored when you try to log in. Passkeys is 40 percent faster, Google said.

The new feature, which is still in the deployment phase, may appear when you try to sign in to your Google account. If you see a notification about Passkeys and want to start using it, all you need to do is follow Google's instructions and activate a security layer of your choice. After that, you will no longer need to use a password to open your Google account.