TikTok short video service told Information on supporting secure login to the application using Passkeys on iPhone. Account stealing phishing attacks become useless as you can now log in with Touch ID or Face ID instead of typing passwords. The passkey is stored in iCloud Keychain, so once installed, you can sign in on all Apple devices.
The access key is set in the application settings by activating the appropriate option – then the user performs the initial authorization and the key is stored in the cloud. The biometrics used by the access keys remain on the device, meaning the TikTok administration does not have access to either the fingerprints or the Face ID profile. On Android, a similar feature will be introduced some time later, and on iPhone, it’s only available for users from Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America.
Passwordless login technologies are gradually being introduced across different applications and platforms. Microsoft started testing passkeys in Windows 11, and Apple added them in beta versions of iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma for secure iCloud login. The new feature is also supported in the GitHub, 1Password, and Google Workspace apps. TikTok noted that the platform has joined the FIDO Alliance, an organization that offers a single login standard without passwords. Previously, the initiative was supported by Google, Microsoft and Apple.