Why today is a breakthrough moment for passkeys

Why today is a breakthrough moment for passkeys

Steve Won by Steve Won on

Earlier today, Google announced that you can now create and use a passkey to secure your personal Google account. This support is an important step toward the widespread adoption of a simpler, more secure alternative to passwords.

You might be wondering: Okay, but what does that have to do with 1Password?

We’ve been working hard to bring you the ability to create, store, manage, and use passkeys in 1Password – just like you do with passwords today. Beginning in June, this will mean easy access to all your logins across all your devices, no matter what kind of credential is under the hood.

Here’s a sneak peek of how passkeys are going to work in 1Password:

Google & 1Password

We’re delighted that Google is supporting passkeys. There are a handful of critical services on the web that will drive passkey adoption, and Google is right at the top of that list.

Google’s announcement will help more people discover passkeys, and encourage other companies to add passkey support to their websites and apps. 2023 is quickly shaping up to be the year of the passkey – and 1Password is all in.

Jeff Shiner, CEO of 1Password, puts it best:

“Passkeys are the first authentication method that removes human error – delivering security and ease of use.

With Google turning on passkey support today, more than 1.5 billion people around the world now have the opportunity to adopt passkeys. In order to be widely adopted though, users need the ability to choose where and when they want to use passkeys so they can easily switch between ecosystems.

As we actively work with other FIDO Alliance leaders to eliminate passwords, we’ll inevitably remove one of phishers’ biggest rewards – credentials. This is a tipping point for passkeys and making the online world safer."

Google and 1Password are both board members of the FIDO Alliance, an open industry association that works to reduce the world’s reliance on passwords. We’re excited to continue working with Google and other members of the Alliance to accelerate passkey adoption around the world.

Learn more about passkeys

The bottom line? 1Password is all in on passkeys. It’s a new kind of login credential that has the potential to be a simple, fast, and secure sign in solution for everyone.

If you want to learn more about passkeys and our plans to support them, check out:

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