Apple seems to be testing a new way for users to log in to iCloud.com with their upcoming operating systems, according to 9to5Mac . The site reports that users who have installed the beta version for iOS 13, iPadOS 13 and macOS Catalina can log in to their accounts using Face ID and Touch ID, on their devices.
Beta users who visit beta.icloud.com on their beta-equipped device or on their desktop are shown a pop-up asking if the user wants to use any of these systems, and then log in to log in, without requiring two factor authentication. It seems that it would be a convenient and logical step for the company, since you can now unlock your devices and make purchases with Apple Pay using any of the systems.
9to5Mac speculates that the feature could be part of the company's next Sign in with Apple tool, which users can use as a single sign-in button for websites, just like Facebook and Google are have implemented throughout the Internet. Apple has been touted as a force for privacy on the web, positioning Face and Touch ID as reliable tools. Since iCloud was the subject of a major breach a couple of years ago, it's easy to see the value of using systems to log in.