Google Pay finally adds biometric authentication for money transfers

Michail, 28 October 2019

In the past, if you wanted to send money via Google Pay you’d be prompted to use an old school PIN pattern to authenticate the transfer. Starting with version 2.100 Google is finally adding support for fingerprints and face authentication for money transfers thanks to Android 10’s biometric API.

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New biometric options in Google Pay

The feature is currently only available for Android 10 devices and is found in the Sending money settings section of the app.

Previously you were only limited to using your Google Account Pin but now can switch to biometric authentication instead. Google’s own Pixel 4 lineup relies on facial unlock for authentication so this new addition will certainly be useful for owners of that one.



Reader comments

  • Johntanggo57
  • 30 Oct 2019
  • RIL

I need google pay help to me to receive from various site payment to me thanks

  • Md Molla
  • 29 Oct 2019
  • fxH

Request to global payment support self me

Face unlock is not secure enough for payment but finger print is

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