Chrome for Android and Mac now supports fingerprint scanners

Written by Hassan Abbas

Probably, you will not be able to pass authorization on fingerprints websites for a while – sites should implement support for a new API. In the latest beta version of the Chrome 70 browser for Android and iOS, Google implemented support for a biometric identity verification system – by fingerprint. Users will be able to easily authorize on sites, but this is unlikely to happen in the near future.

With the new API, websites can access data from fingerprint scanners. In other words, users no longer have to enter a standard password to verify their identity. However, in order for this function to work, developers of Internet portals should implement support for a new programming interface. This innovation so far only works in Chrome 70 Beta for Android and Mac. Probably, later it will appear in the versions of the browser for Windows and Mac.


In addition to the above, the web browser has received a few not so significant new features. The version for Windows 10 finally supports Web Bluetooth. It has long been present in the browser for other operating systems.

Also, Chrome 70 Beta began to further emphasize the user’s unprotected sites – if the web page transmits data on the obsolete HTTP protocol when entering the login and password, the corresponding text in the address bar will turn red (the demonstration is available above).

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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