A fresh method has been introduced by Nintendo for logging into your Nintendo Account. The company now provides support for passkeys as “an additional layer of security.”
The official Nintendo customer support website discloses this novel log-in feature for passkeys. If you are not familiar with passkeys, they essentially enable you to sign into your Nintendo Account using fingerprint or facial recognition instead of a username and password. Consequently, it becomes more challenging for unauthorized individuals to compromise your account.
According to Nintendo, a maximum of 10 passkeys can be utilized on a single account. The following devices are compatible with this feature:
- iPhone with iOS 16 or later
- iPad with iPadOS 16 or later
- Mac computer with macOS 13 or later
- Android devices with Android OS 9 or later
Your Nintendo Account serves as the repository for your digital library, including memberships such as Nintendo Switch Online. F-Zero 99 was recently released for Switch Online subscribers as an added bonus, featuring tracks from the original SNES version. However, this time, you will be competing against 98 other individuals in a battle royale.
Earlier this month, Nintendo Switch Online introduced three games to the US for the first time. The basic tier of this service ($20 per year) grants access to NES, SNES, and Game Boy games, while Expansion Pack members ($50 per year) also gain access to titles from Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, and Sega Genesis.