Google is making the Chrome app more efficient for Mac users by letting them access the iCloud Keychain passkeys. Earlier, it was only possible to use the passkey through an updated browser extension. However, things are ultimately changing for good.
According to the information, Apple Mac users will be able to access the passkeys stored in iCloud Keychain after installing the Google Chrome 118 version. Eventually, it will also let you use the third-party account passkeys stored in Password Manager.
Currently, things are showing up in the beta version which allows you to sign in to a website with passkeys synced to iCloud Keychain. At the same time, the app displays new settings – Use passkeys across your Apple devices with the following points:
- When on, passkeys are created in iCloud Keychain and are available across your Apple devices.
- When off, passkeys are created in your Chrome profile on this device.
Note that Apple Mac users will require macOS 13.5 and newer versions to enjoy the latest offering. Meanwhile, the Chrome 118 version will arrive at the stable channel in early October.