NEW YORK, NY – Tired of the hassle of typing in your password every time you want to access Twitter (X)? Concerned about the security of password managers when multiple people in your household use your devices? Well, if you own an iOS device, you’re in for a treat. The social media platform formerly known as Twitter has just introduced its passkeys login option for iPhone and iPad users.
What does this mean for you? Instead of relying on a password, you can now use Face ID or Touch ID to log in to your X account.
Setting up Face ID or Touch ID on X is a breeze. In fact, it took Mashable only seconds to set it up. Let’s go through the steps so you can enjoy the convenience of accessing X with Face ID or Touch ID.
- Open the X app and sign in to your account.
- Tap on the sidebar menu and select Settings and Support.
- From the drop-down menu, choose Settings and privacy.
- Select Security and account access.
- In the list of options, tap on Security.
- On the Security page, under the Additional password protection section, enable the Passkey feature by sliding the toggle.
- Enter your X account password and confirm.
- On the next screen, tap on Add a passkey.
- When prompted with a pop-up on your iPhone asking if you want to use Face ID to sign in, tap Continue.
That’s it! You’re all set up to use Face ID or Touch ID to access your X account.
It’s worth mentioning that some accounts tested by Mashable did not have the passkey option yet.
According to X’s FAQ, this feature may not be available for new accounts. However, for existing users, passkeys are gradually being rolled out.
Now, let’s address a common concern:
Do Passkeys share your biometric data with staff?
Rest assured, your fingerprints and facial biometric data remain solely on your device, as stated by Apple. Third-party apps, including X, do not have access to this data.
- Apple’s Face ID and Touch ID security white papers (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201371). These documents detail how biometrics are stored and accessed on your device.
- Apple’s developer documentation also details about what data third-party apps can access (https://developer.apple.com/support/privacy/).
With the passkeys login option, accessing your X account just got easier and more secure. Say goodbye to typing in passwords and hello to the convenience of Face ID or Touch ID. Enjoy the seamless experience of logging in to X with a simple touch or glance.