The feature now works with Chrome on both desktop and mobile with Windows 11, macOS and Android. Google also lets you sync passwords from Android to other devices through the company’s own password manager or a third-party that supports it, such as 1Password or Dashlane.

An access key is a unique identity that is stored on your computer, phone, or other device, such as a USB security key. For websites or applications that have implemented the passkey API, you can log in via a simple and quick confirmation in combination with your device’s biometric data or other secure authentication.

The usefulness of passkeys in Chrome – and other browsers – comes down to sites implementing the WebAuthn API to accept passkeys. Some banking sites like Tribank have already added it, and other services like PayPal have it enabled as well.