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



The latest beta version of Google Chrome is adding a useful update to the popular browser: support for fingerprint sensors on Android and Mac devices, which will allow developers to use biometrics as an additional layer of security, through 9to5Google .

The update will allow Chrome to use existing Android fingerprint sensors and Touch ID sensors from MacBook Pro for its scans. It is not yet known whether other forms of biometric security, such as Windows Hello or Touch ID fingerprint scanners on previous iOS devices, will finally see the update.


The Chrome 70 beta has some other interesting features: Bluetooth Web support is coming to Windows 10, giving Chrome the option to communicate with other nearby Bluetooth devices. (Other versions of Chrome already had the feature.)

Google is also introducing a new experimental form detection API that will allow users to identify faces, barcodes and text in images, including scan QR codes.

Chrome will automatically exit full-screen mode when dialog boxes appear as authentication prompts, payments, or file selectors, so that users have better context for decisions when they are compiled.


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