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Google adds fingerprint support to Chrome on Android and Mac in the latest beta



Google Chrome's latest beta adds a useful update to the popular browser: Support for fingerprint sensors on Android and Mac devices, enabling developers to use biometrics as an additional security layer via 9to5Google .

The update will allow Chrome to use existing Android fingerprint sensors and MacBook Pro Touch ID sensors for their scans. There is no word about whether other forms of biometric security, such as Windows Hello fingerprint scanners or Touch ID on older iOS devices, eventually see the update as well.


The Chrome 70 payment has some other interesting features: Web Bluetooth support comes to Windows 10, allowing Chrome to communicate with other Bluetooth devices nearby. (Other versions of Chrome already had the feature.)

Google also introduces a new Experiment Format API to allow users to identify faces, barcodes and text in images, including scanning of QR codes.

Chrome will now automatically exit full-screen mode when dialog boxes for things like authentication notifications, payments, or file picks appear, so users will get better context for decision-making when they are filled in.


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