Last year Apple announced a new authentication feature, called Passkeys, that would allow users to use FaceID or TouchID to log in to websites that support this system. In this way, they would not need to resort to a password since they will use a biometric system.
The announcement was made in June of last year, at the developer session titled Move beyond passwords (Go beyond passwords), offered by Apple as part of its annual event (WWDC 21) for developers.
As explained by the company, it is also based on the protocol promoted by the FIDO Alliance, which Apple joined in February 2020 to improve online authentication.
Passkeys avoids having to remember a password when logging into a website, as long as the page in question offers support for this technology.
Next to the username, the FaceID facial recognition or the TouchID fingerprint is linked instead of a password.
Its support has already been included in iOS, in the second beta of version 15.5. For its part, Google is working to include this new initiative, as they have identified in 9to5Googleby checking a few lines of code from the latest version of Google Play Services (version 22.15.14).