Linkedin plans to introduce Passkeys

Linkedin plans to introduce Passkeys

As tech giants continuously evolve to bolster login security and user experience, LinkedIn appears to follow this trend and is about to introduce passkeys. Recent discoveries by app decoders hint at this potential rollout in beta versions of LinkedIn. Let's delve deeper to understand the strategic thinking behind this potential move and how LinkedIn might implement it.

What’s the strategy behind passkeys for Linkedin?

Given that LinkedIn is a subsidiary of Microsoft—one of the backers of passkeys, WebAuthn, and a core member of the FIDO alliance—this move seems like a logical step. Further emphasizing this likelihood is the fact that Microsoft 365 already supports passkeys. Such indications suggest LinkedIn could very well be Microsoft's next platform to embrace passkeys.

LinkedIn's expansive user base interacts with the platform across a myriad of devices. Many have the LinkedIn app on their iOS or Android smartphones and simultaneously access LinkedIn on desktops powered by Windows or macOS. Introducing passkeys can significantly enhance the cross-device experience, especially if synchronized passkeys from cloud accounts like Google Password Manager, Apple iCloud Keychain, and modern password managers such as 1Password and Dashlane, are used.

It's also important to note that a significant segment of LinkedIn's audience comprises business professionals. These individuals often have the latest hardware and software, suggesting a higher degree of passkey-readiness within this demographic compared to others.

The Rollout of Passkeys on LinkedIn

While there's no confirmed date for LinkedIn's passkey rollout, the platform is unlikely to lag, especially given the swift adoption of passkeys by other leading tech platforms (e.g. GitHub, PayPal, TikTok).

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