With the latest update, Microsoft added support for Passkeys on Windows 11. A passkey is a security feature that lets you log into websites without using a traditional password. Instead, you can use Windows Hello, which supports various authentication methods like PIN, facial recognition, and fingerprint scans. You can even use a passkey for two-factor authentication.
For instance, if you create a passkey for your Google or Microsoft accounts, you can log into them using Windows Hello.
But what happens when you no longer need a passkey—or you’re about to hand off your device to someone else? Keeping obsolete or unnecessary passkeys can be a security risk. Thankfully, Windows 11 makes it easy to delete a passkey. So, let’s dive in and learn how to do it.
Delete a Passkey on Windows 11
Press Windows + X and select Settings to open the settings window. Navigate to the Accounts > Passkeys page. Find the passkey you want to delete, click on the More Options icon, and select Delete Passkey. Click on Delete to confirm your action.
And that’s it! You’ve successfully deleted a passkey from Windows 11. If you need to delete multiple passkeys, simply repeat the process. As of now, Windows 11 doesn’t offer an option to bulk delete passkeys through the Settings app. So, you have to delete one passkey at a time.