The next TikTok trend is passkeys on iPhones. The social media app is announcing support for logins that attempt to make password stealing phishing attacks impossible by allowing users to log in with Touch ID or Face ID instead of entering passwords. The initial release includes support for iOS devices and uses Apple’s native implementation of passkeys that saves passkeys in iCloud Keychain so that once set up, it works on your other Apple devices as well.
Once the feature is available, TikTok users can enable a passkey for their account by going to the app’s settings and selecting the new passkey menu item. Users can then go through a couple of steps: tap Set Up, hit Continue at the iOS system prompt to save a passkey, and voila!
The system keeps the biometric data used for passcodes on the device, so even TikTok won’t be able to access your fingerprint or Face ID data if you use it to sign in.
TikTok isn’t adding passkey support for Android and other devices yet, but will expand to other operating systems “over time.” And you might have to wait a bit if you’re in the US, as the company will only roll out the feature starting this month in Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America.
TikTok adds that they have joined the FIDO Alliance, the organization behind the development of access keys. Large technology companies, including Google, Microsoft, and Apple, have joined the FIDO Alliance to work together to implement and assist in the development of secure logins accessible across multiple platforms using cryptographic authentication, which forms the basis of the keys. of access.