Now when you’re trying to buy an app or game in Google Play Marketplace, allow the biometric authentication process to confirm a transaction. Google is trying to introduce similar features to Android’s Chrome browser.
A new Flag has been added to the Chrome browser with the “Allow use platform to retrieve server cards” (allowing the use of platform authentication to retrieve server cards) that allows users to authenticate with biometric authentication or screen locks on Android devices.
Currently, when users automatically fill out payment details, they are asked to enter the Payment Card’s CVC information to retrieve data on the server. Although the Flag is already available on Chrome’s Stable, Beta, Dev, and Canary channels, it won’t work when it’s enabled.
When this flag is enabled, users are notified whenever they try to automatically fill in credit or debit card information, and they can use the lock screen password to confirm their identity. Still, the Flag confirms that Google is indeed trying to bring biometric authentication to chrome browsers that are automatically filled in for payment details.