X for iOS Adds Support for Passkeys, Allowing for More Secure Logins

X, formerly Twitter, now supports passkeys as a login option for iOS users in the United States, the company has announced.

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Passkeys are both easier to use and more secure than passwords because they let users sign in to apps and sites the same way they unlock their devices: With Face ID, Touch ID, or a device passcode. Passkeys are also resistant to online attacks like phishing, making them more secure than things like SMS one-time codes.

Apple integrated passkeys into iOS in 2022 with the launch of iOS 16, and it is also available in iPadOS 16.1 and later as well as macOS Ventura and later.

To set up passkeys in X, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the X app.
  2. Click Your account in the navigation bar.
  3. Select Settings and privacy, then click Security and account access, then Security.
  4. Under Additional password protection, click Passkey.
  5. Enter your password when prompted.
  6. Select Add a passkey and follow the prompts.

X says passkeys are currently only rolling out to iPhone users in the U.S., and hasn't said when the feature will be extended to other platforms and countries.

X is just one of several companies to implement support for passkeys over the past year, with other supporting apps and websites including Google, PayPal, Best Buy, eBay, Dashlane, and Microsoft.

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Sciomar Avatar
20 weeks ago
They’re continuing to make improvements to the platform, and it is still running pretty smooth in spite of the “experts” claiming it would be dead in the water. I like passkeys for those in my family who enjoyed making their passwords the same across platform.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iZac Avatar
20 weeks ago
I'm amazed they didn't put it behind a paywall
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Someyoungguy Avatar
20 weeks ago

People hate when he tries to make the business produce revenue, it lowers their chances of mocking the value of it.

Believe me, if Mastodon had more than a few hundred people smelling their own farts, it would try to create revenue streams also.

No, they can just say X though. It’s been X long enough at this point.
What’s the URL?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tubular Avatar
20 weeks ago

The Apple app store is by no means the only measure of how well a business is doing
That's why Gruber also cites the Android store, showing that X/Twitter is doing a similar catastro-plunge down the app rankings there as well.

It's almost as if "come rub elbows with crypto-bros and neo-Nazis" isn't a great pitch if you're not a crypto-bro or neo-Nazi yourself.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tubular Avatar
20 weeks ago

X had more monthly users last year than ever.
Some of them may even have been human.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sorinut Avatar
20 weeks ago

Sure are a lot of people who do not care about the platform still talking about it.
People still talk about Myspace and AOL.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)