Google, an American multinational technology company has become synonymous with information, innovation, and transformation. From its humble beginnings as a groundbreaking search engine to its current status as a global tech giant, Google has revolutionized the way we access and interact with information.
Starting on November 1, Google is set to launch its new Credential Manager feature for Android devices. This innovative tool serves as a centralized hub for managing all your login credentials, streamlining the use of passkeys for easier authentication.
Passkeys represent an entirely new approach to accessing online accounts, with major tech companies advertising them as a promising alternative to traditional passwords. Essentially, passkeys serve as digital credentials that enable users to log into various websites and applications without using passwords.
How is this new Credential Manager different
Google’s new Credential Manager takes the concept of passkeys to the next level by providing guidance on selecting the appropriate authentication method. For instance, if the app or website supports passkeys, the tool will recommend using them for a more secure login. However, in cases where passkeys aren’t supported, users will still have the option to log in using their saved passwords as usual.
The new Credential Manager is also designed to be used with any existing password managers you may have installed on your device, rather than replacing them. When accessing a login page, you’ll have the choice to use an installed password manager, and if you have multiple options installed, you’ll be presented with a selection.
Much like Apple and Microsoft, Google has been actively encouraging users to adopt passkeys for logging in wherever they are supported. Recently, Google made passkeys the default login method for Google accounts. In addition, a number of popular apps have already integrated passkey support through Credential Manager, including well-known services like Uber and WhatsApp.
Once Credential Manager is rolled out, Android users will be able to smoothly use this feature without the need for any manual activation on their part. This new tool is assured to significantly enhance the security and convenience of logging in across various platforms.