The autofill on Chrome simplifies your shopping experience by saving credit card information. However, Google asks you to type CVC number every time you use it. Once you switch to biometric authentication, you just need to type in CVC code only once when you use the card.
The new process is designed to offer a seamless shopping experience by using fingerprint or facial recognition for confirmation. Last year, Google had equipped 3D facial recognition for unlocking smartphone and payments in Pixel 4.
The official announcement reads, “Going forward, Chrome will allow you to enroll your device to retrieve card numbers via biometric authentication, such as your fingerprint. You still need to provide your CVC the first time you use your credit card, but for future transactions, you will be able to confirm your credit card using biometric authentication — instead of requiring you to pull out your wallet and type in its CVC.”
The biometric option is completely optional. You can enable it from Chrome’s settings page. Chrome uses WebAuthn standard for security purpose. The fingerprint information does not leave the device. The authentication standard is accepted last year by W3C and the FIDO Alliance.
Usernames and passwords are no longer a hassle for Chrome users. The touch-to-fill feature allows users to have access to the password management feature to see all saved accounts for a certain website. These new features will be rolled out to all the Chrome users in a phased manner.