Although Google ridiculed the Windows system in a recent Chromebook promotional video, the search giant is developing a feature for the Chrome browser on Windows 10: In the future, Google accounts can be used to log in to Windows 10. Google Chrome has recently integrated news notifications into the Windows 10 Notification Center, and the latest evidence suggests that the browser will soon support the Credential Providers feature in Windows 10 systems.
Recently, a large code commits submitted on Chromium indicates that Google is developing a new feature: allowing Windows 10 systems to be logged in via a Google account. However, from a visual perspective, this feature is primarily for businesses and is limited to Google G Suite users.
On this Commit, the number of lines of code is up to 12,000 lines, titled “Google Credential Provider for Windows. Initial commit of COM object implementation.” Credential Providers are the primary mechanism for authenticating users.
Microsoft explains, “They currently are the only method for users to prove their identity which is required for logon and other system authentication scenarios. With Windows 10 and the introduction of Microsoft Passport, credential providers are more important than ever; they will be used for authentication into apps, websites, and more.”