Chrome acquires Windows Hello to facilitate payments


Google recently updated the browser Chrome with Windows Hello support for payments, which means you can now use facial recognition to access the cards that are stored in the app.

Google Pay is available at the browser level in Chrome, and if cards are added, you can easily fill in all the information automatically when you try to make a payment.

However, more recently, the search giant has launched a new feature specifically for Windows 10 users, who allows you to use Windows Hello instead of entering CVC when making a payment. In other words, Microsoft’s biometric authentication system is now used to confirm cards, as long as the function exists on the device used to make the payment.

Although Google has not yet announced this feature, Owen Williams says on Twitter that it is already available in the beta version of Chrome and that it should soon be available until the stable version of the browser.

Others claim that it is not limited to the latest version of Chrome, but that it is possible to activate it in previous versions, like Chrome 81. As of this writing, Windows Hello is missing from the version of Chrome 83, nor does it seem to appear in the Canary and Beta versions.

Windows Hello is already activated on my device and I use it to log into Windows.

No Windows Hello in Microsoft Edge

While Google is apparently deploying Windows Hello in Chrome, ironically, Microsoft is not working on this feature yet. The Microsoft Edge team recently confirmed during an AMA session on Reddit that it is not yet working on a feature to verify payments with Windows Hello.

We do not intend to activate this feature today, but I will make sure that this suggestion gets to the right teamSaid the team.