Pico does not require users to set a password in order to register for or gain access to Pico-powered communities.
Pico's password-less login system uses email-based authentication for convenience and security, since passwords are increasingly vulnerable to being lost or stolen. Once users follow a magic link from their email to log in, they'll stay logged in.
However: in some cases, setting a password on a Pico account is helpful to bypass email-based log-in. This applies to users reading content in Facebook's or Twitter's in-app web browser on mobile devices, because email links cannot be opened there from an outside app. With a password, users can log in directly through the in-app browser once and not again until the session's 1st-party cookies are cleared.
To setup a password on your Pico account
Click on the publication logo in the bottom-right corner of your screen. If you do not see your account information, follow the prompt to log in.
Click Edit Profile.
Within the Edit Profile section, click the pencil edit icon on the right side that is affiliated with the password.
This will open a modal to edit your password. Make your password as strong as possible and hit enter to save. You will receive a notification that your password has changed.
If you'd like to change or cannot remember your password, Pico can allow you back into your account by sending a link to your email following these instructions.
To log in using email
You can log in from any device with the email address, Google account, or Facebook account with which you registered.
When you log in with an email address, it will trigger an additional verification step. You will immediately receive a verification link sent from an email address ending in @trypico.com.
Click on this link in your inbox to log in and return to the community. You should only have to do this once per device as you will remain logged in by default until you manually sign out or delete your browser cookies.