The passkeys feature has been officially released to iOS users on Twitter

X, formerly Twitter, is rolling out support for passkeys, a new and more secure way to log in than traditional passwords, to all iOS users globally. The option was first introduced back in January, but only for iOS users in the US.

According to a post by a user on Monday, the company shared that Fenway passkeys is now available as a sign-in option for iOS users worldwide. This similar technology has already been added to other popular apps and services, including PayPal, TikTok, WhatsApp, GitHub and others. Last fall, Google made passkeys support the default login option for all users. Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and other companies support this option.

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Passkey technology was launched by Google, Apple, Microsoft, and the FIDO alliance, along with the Web Consortium. The idea is to make password-free logins available across devices, operating systems and web browsers. Unlike traditional login methods, which require a username and password combination, passkeys use biometric authentication such as Face ID or Touch ID, a PIN, or a physical security authentication key to verify credentials. This process combines the advantages of two-factor authentication (2FA) in one step, while maintaining added security.

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For X, this support can help users protect their accounts against unwanted hacks. This social network has witnessed numerous hacks over the years. Donald Trump Jr.'s X account was also hacked to send a fake message that Donald Trump had passed away. There was also a crypto scam in 2020 that compromised many bigger accounts, including President Biden's Apple account and X owner Elon Musk's, among others.

It could also help X users who previously relied on the SMS 2FA login method to re-secure their accounts, as X announced last year that it would be removing the option for users who don't make payments. X had argued that this could be exploited by hackers, as in the case of SIM swapping. But the fact is that this move made X less secure.

X provides users with instructions on how to use passkeys on iOS. There's no word yet on when Android users will get this option.