Google is upgrading Chrome Autofill on Android with biometric support when inputting credit card information, and a new 'touch to fill' accounts list.
Users will be required to confirm their CVC for security purposes the first time they use their credit card. The confirmation will be required for future transactions as well, but the process of it is made simpler as confirmation can be provided simply via face recognition or fingerprint.
While there is an initial start-up process, the biometric authentication can be entirely disabled in Chrome for Android via settings. The browser will leverage the WebAuthn Standard to securely enroll the user and their biometric data will stay in their device.
Furthermore, Google is also simplifying the process of username and password entry. With the new 'touch to fill' feature, users can view all their saved accounts for the current website in a sheet titled 'continue with account' that is convenient and recognizable. The domain name and associated email addresses will be listed and only a one-handed sign-in will be required instead of scrolling through the list.
According to Google, both the new features for Chrome Autofill are rolling out in the coming weeks for mobile phones and are already available on Mac and Windows.