Google are replacing passwords for 1.7 billion Android users.

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The tech giant already has autofill for login details and now they are making it even easier by removing passwords altogether.

Now Android customers can "verify your identity by using your fingerprint or screen lock" on all Pixel smartphones, with the service coming to all Android 7+ devices in the coming "days".

In a blog post, they said: "Passwords, combined with Google's automated protections, help secure billions of users around the world.

"But, new security technologies are surpassing passwords in terms of both strength and convenience.

"With this in mind, we are happy to announce that you can verify your identity by using your fingerprint or screen lock instead of a password when visiting certain Google services.

"The feature is available today on Pixel devices and coming to all Android 7+ devices over the next few days.