Google Passkey is Google’s new authentication tool, which allows users to log into their services without the need to enter passwords. Instead, you can use fingerprint, face scan or screen lock on devices linked to the Gmail account.

If you’re interested in trying out this new form of login, check out a step-by-step guide on how to activate it on your account below.

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How to activate Google Passkey?

The first thing you must do to activate Google Passkey is to be logged into your Google account. To do this, go to the Gmail page or any other Google service and log in with your usual credentials.

Step 1: After logging in, you need to access your Google account security settings. To do this, click on your profile picture in the upper right corner of the screen and then select the “Manage or Manage Google Account” option.

How to activate Google Passkey

Step 2: Within the Google account management page, click on the “Security” option in the menu on the left side of the screen.

Google account management page

Step 3: On the next screen, scroll down the page until you find the “Access keys” section, click on it to go to the next step.

Access keys

Step 4: Then click on “Use Passkey” to activate Google Passkey in your Google account.

Use Passkey

Step 5: On the next screen, you will see available options for authentication such as fingerprint, face scan or screen lock. Then, select the option you want to use and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

How to use Google Passkey?

With Google Passkey enabled on your account, you can now sign in to your Google services without having to enter passwords. The next time you need to log in, select the “Use Access Keys” option to authenticate your identity. See how to do it below:

  1. Open your browser of choice and go to the Google account page.
  2. Enter your Gmail login and password to log into your account.
  3. Look for the “Security” option in the menu on the right and click on it.
  4. In the centre panel, select “Access Keys”.
  5. Click “Use Passkeys” and follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. Make sure your device is connected to your Google account via Bluetooth.
  7. When you need to sign in to a Google service, select the “Use Access Keys” option.
  8. Authenticate your identity using your device’s fingerprint, face scan or screen lock.
  9. Wait for confirmation and that’s it! You can now access your Google services without having to enter passwords.

If you don’t have the device nearby, you can still use the password or other login methods by selecting the “Try another way” option. Keep in mind that Google Passkey is a more secure option compared to other forms of two-factor authentication as it leverages your mobile device’s security mechanisms as access keys to online services.

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