the amazon announced that it is rolling out Passkey support to web browsers and its mobile apps to help customers securely sign in to their Amazon accounts. The e-commerce giant follows several other tech companies in bringing Passkey to its apps in recent times. WhatsApp, Google and Microsoft Windows have all added pass key Support for their products this year. With Amazon now rolling out the feature, customers no longer need to use their unique passwords to access their accounts.
E-commerce site announced On Monday that passkey support was now available to all Amazon customers using a browser to access the site. The security feature will be rolling out to the Amazon app soon iOS And will be added to the shopping app later Android,
According to Amazon, customers can set up Passkey in Amazon Settings and securely access their Amazon accounts using facial or fingerprint recognition or device PIN on their devices. “It’s about giving customers the same level of ease-of-use and security in their Amazon experience,” Amazon’s senior vice president of e-commerce, Dave Treadwell, was quoted as saying in the announcement. Amazon has confirmed that account passwords are not going away, and passkeys will only serve as an alternative means of account authentication.
How to Set Up Passkey on Amazon
Amazon has listed a step-by-step process for signing up for Passkeys. Users can visit the Amazon website in a web browser or open the iOS Amazon app with a passkey update, select your accountchose Login and Securityand select set up Alternative to passkey. Users can follow the instructions and add a passkey to their account, after which they can sign in on supported devices using biometric authentication such as face or fingerprint or the device’s lockscreen PIN.
Passkeys have recently become a popular, secure and fast alternative to password-based account authentication. Unlike a password, users do not have to remember or write down a passkey and thus cannot be accidentally shared or guessed. Last week the popular messaging app WhatsApp to issue Support for passkeys on Android devices.
In June, Microsoft said it will add support for Passkeys in Windows 11, allowing users to seamlessly sign in to a site or application using their face, fingerprint or a PIN. Google has also started Allocation Passkey support started this year.