Google tests fingerprint scanner in Chrome beta

Google had added support for fingerprint scanners to the beta version of its Chrome browser. With the feature, it will be possible for users to login to websites and social networks with their fingerprint. Currently Chrome only supports fingerprint scanners on Android phones and MacBooks.

Google tests fingerprint scanner in Chrome beta

It’s unknown whether Google will also support other biometric login methods, such as facial recognition on Windows (e.g through Windows Hello) or Face ID on newer iPhones. When Chrome users on the new Chrome beta visit a website that supports fingerprint scans, a screen appears that asks the user to verify his/her identity through a fingerprint scan.

Google changed the design of its browser on the desktop and mobile devices this month. One of the new features of Chrome is that the browser itself can generate passwords for online services. Also, the address bar was revamped, when a user inputs a question, the bar replies with an instant answer, e.g. with weather information or translations.

Previously, Google also added the ability for Chrome to become a identity provider for Windows 10. This could mean it would be possible to login to Windows 10 with a Google account.

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