Last updated: June 30, 2023, 6:33 PM IST
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Windows users will soon be able to log into websites using their biometrics thanks to Microsoft entering the password era. The company has started testing the feature through its Windows Hello feature, which lets you log into accounts without having to enter the passwords every time.
Microsoft is the latest tech giant after Apple and Google to offer the passwordless option for its users, and it’s understandable that it started the process with the latest Windows 11 version for PC users. Windows Hello works on select Windows PCs and lets you unlock the device with fingerprint or iris recognition.
The password feature works on websites that support the technology, which is quite limited for now. The biggest advantage of using access keys for these logins is that you can also access the websites from your smartphone, making integration flexible and easy.
For example, if you want to sign in to your Google account but can’t remember the password, the Windows PC will give you the option to sign in via its biometric support, which is a lot more secure than storing passwords that are easy to guess. to be cracked.
How to use a passcode on a Windows 11 PC
As we mentioned, the Windows PC password key works through the Windows Hello option. You can start using the feature by going to the website that supports passkeys and going to the account settings where you can create the passkey. Once you’ve done that, log out and you’ll see the new login option using a password. The feature is compatible with both Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome web browsers.
In addition to this setting, Windows 11 users can also manually set up a password manager, which allows them to manage the different password keys they have created for different accounts and log in easily and securely. The feature is still in the testing phase, so all Windows 11 users won’t be able to access it, but it should be possible once the full release is offered in the coming months.