Twitter: A new feature called PassKey is being rolled out on X (formerly known as Twitter) from January 22nd. This feature aims to enhance the security of user accounts on this microblogging platform. Let’s delve into the details of this feature.
Introduction of the New Feature on X
Through the PassKey feature, users will find it easier to log in to their accounts. The company asserts that this feature provides greater security than passwords, making it more challenging for hackers to compromise user accounts. If users log in to their X accounts on a single device, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or different devices, the PassKey feature prompts them for Face ID, Touch ID, or PIN ID. This means that even if users forget their passwords, they can still log in to their accounts.
Functionality Similar to WhatsApp
This mechanism works similarly to the fingerprint sensor in WhatsApp. After activating the fingerprint sensor in WhatsApp, users are required to touch their fingerprint instead of entering a password to access their WhatsApp accounts. Similarly, on X (Twitter), users will have the option to use Face ID, Touch ID, or PIN for logging in, eliminating the need to remember passwords and adding an extra layer of security.
Workings on the Web Version
If users wish to open X in the web version, they need to complete two processes through PassKey. The first process occurs in their X account, and the second in the device where they want to use the web version. This feature closely resembles logging in on WhatsApp Web. Currently, X has rolled out this new security feature exclusively for iPhone users, with expectations that it will soon be introduced for Android and desktop users as well.