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Google adds fingerprint support to Chrome on Android and Mac in the last beta



Google Chrome's latest beta adds a useful update to the popular browser: Support for fingerprint sensors on Android and Macs, enabling developers to use biometrics as an additional security layer via 9to5Google .

The update will allow Chrome to use existing Android fingerprint sensors and MacBook Pro Touch ID sensors for its scans. There is no word about whether other types of biometric security, such as Windows Hello fingerprint scanners or Touch ID on older iOS devices, eventually see the update as well.


The Chrome 70 beta has some other interesting features: Web Bluetooth support comes to Windows 10, which gives Chrome the ability to communicate with other Bluetooth devices nearby. (Other versions of Chrome already had the feature.)

Google also introduces a new experimental form recognition API that allows users to identify faces, barcodes and text in images, including scanning of QR codes.

Chrome will now automatically exit fullscreen mode when dialog boxes for things like authentication, payments, or file pickers appear, so users get better context for decisions when they complete the questions.


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