Microsoft introduced the “Web Authentication Specification” for the Edge browser in 2018. At that time, many people believed that Microsoft was paving the way for Windows Hello to replace the password function in Windows systems. Later in the same year, Microsoft introduced the function of using a FIDO2 key to log in to a Microsoft account.
At present, Google seems to add the function of using Windows Hello to pay in the Chrome browser. Although Google has provided an API for Web authentication, they have also added the function of using Windows Hello for authentication. If you want to pay on a webpage, you generally need to provide the CVC code of the credit card. If you use Windows Hello for authentication, you can only verify the face or fingerprint to pay, which is still very convenient for people who often use web payment.
you can use face unlock to access cards in Google Pay on Windows now, really cool pic.twitter.com/RPvIiCoOFV
— Owen Williams ⚡ (@ow) May 20, 2020
If you want to enable this feature, you can follow the steps below:
- Open the Chrome browser and go to Settings> Payment methods
- Find the “Windows Hello” option and enable
- In the pop-up window, click “Use Windows Hello”
We don’t yet know when this feature was added to the Chrome browser. According to a post on the Google Support Forum, this feature seems to have been added to the Chrome browser in March, but currently it seems that using facial recognition payment, you will encounter some problems.