How To Login By Fingerprint Instead Of Password | Android New Feature
It’s a tough deal to memorize all the password, having lots of accounts on different websites.
For an easier way, Google has introduced the latest feature that allows Android users to sign in to some of its services from chrome just using their fingerprint. There is no need to remember all the passwords for your accounts.
This new feature allows Android users to register their fingerprint, to log in for both native applications and web services. The feature is known as ‘local user verification’. No need to remember a password means this is a much more appropriate and secure way to log in.
The latest Google enhancements are built using the “FIDO2” standards, W3C WebAuthn (Web Authentication API) and FIDO Client to Authenticator Protocol (CTAP), and are designed to provide simpler and more secure authentication experiences, that sites can use for secure web-based logins.
All Android users can find this feature by visiting passwords.google.com using the chrome app. The service manages all of the passwords that Chrome has saved for you. The user will get a popup of “Verify that it’s you,” by Chrome that authenticates their identity using their phone’s fingerprint sensor. This can be done by just having their personal Google Account that is added to your Android device.
The importance of this new feature is that it’s much safer than a password. Credentials are stored on the device, and there’s no threat of people reusing the same password on multiple different web services.
The new feature has already started rolling out for some Android devices, and Google will make available for all Android devices running Android 7 or later over the next few days.