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17:15  13 august  2019
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On the " Verify it's you" screen, complete the task or select More ways to verify . You'll have some or all of these Get a verification code by phone call. Get a security code on your Android device. To sign in to your Google Account on your phone: On your Android device, open the Settings app .

FIDO2-based local user verification now let Android users log in to their Google accounts using fingerprint . Google is rolling out a new feature, called "local user verification ," that allows you to log in to both native applications and web services by registering your fingerprint or any other

Google lets users log in to select services with fingerprint verification © xijian / Google offers mobile Chrome users the choice to log in with their fingerprint for added security.

Instead of requiring Android users to log in to services within the Chrome web app with a password, Google has launched the option for users to identify themselves via biometric authentication -- their fingerprints.

As of yesterday, Google has begun rolling out a new authentication method, according to The Verge, that allows users log into services on the Chrome mobile web browser for Android with their fingerprint.

Naturally, touch identification is far more secure than using a standard password or code, as fingerprints are unique to each individual and are stored uniquely on their device; therefore, if a user's phone has a fingerprint sensor on their smartphone in which their print is registered, it can be used in place of a password on Chrome.

In fact, users can log in to online accounts using the same method that they use to unlock their smartphones including through a fingerprint ID, pattern, pin, or password.

Right now, this type of authentication is only available to Android users using Chrome with Android 7.0 and more recent operating system versions, according to The Verge. However, the company intends to add this ability to more Google Cloud services "in the future."

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