X Rolls Out Passkeys Support to iPhone Users Worldwide

X, formerly Twitter, has extended support for passkeys as a login option for iPhone users across the globe, the company has announced.

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Passkeys support was introduced by X earlier this year, but the option was limited to iOS users based in the United States. Now anyone on the social media platform can use them.

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 on ‌iPhone‌, 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 is just one of several companies to implement support for passkeys in recent months, with other supporting apps and websites including Google, PayPal, Best Buy, eBay, Dashlane, and Microsoft.

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Top Rated Comments

hagar Avatar
7 weeks ago

We need to set a date to drop the “formerly Twitter” out of the lexicon.
Why? Everyone still says Twitter. X was the most stupid rebrand in the history of brands.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
7 weeks ago

We need to set a date to drop the “formerly Twitter” out of the lexicon.
Or we could all just go back to calling it "Twitter" like normal people
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mystery hill Avatar
7 weeks ago
When will MacRumors roll out passkey support?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
7 weeks ago

We need to set a date to drop the “formerly Twitter” out of the lexicon.
Should be replaced with “better known as Twitter”.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
7 weeks ago

We need to set a date to drop the “formerly Twitter” out of the lexicon.
Let's set that date to the day when you type "x.com" and you don't get redireted to "twitter.com"
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RealE Avatar
7 weeks ago
ngl, I'm surprised Twitter Dot Com has enough engineers left on staff to implement this new feature.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)