May 26, 2020

Windows Hello-Based Payment Feature in Chrome

Windows Hello is a Windows 10-based biometric feature that allows users to authenticate iris scanning, facial recognition or PIN access to their devices, payment services, and apps.

The web-based services also support Windows Hello sign-in mechanism, courtesy of FIDO2 protocol.

Google is now rolling out a new server-side update in Chrome for Windows 10 that enables support for Windows Hello-based payment functionality. With the new feature, you can use Windows Hello to autofill the CVC numbers of your credit card, which are found on the back of the cards.

If you are using Chrome, and your device supports Windows Hello, by following these steps you can enable the feature:

  • Open Settings on Chrome.
  • Go to section Autofill and click ‘Methods of Payment.’
  • Windows Hello will display a new toggle.
  • Toggle it on and confirm your decision for future payments to use Windows Hello.

Once enabled, Windows Hello will let you skip the CVC-based manual authentication on payment services.

You can make credit card purchases using your fingerprint , face recognition or PINs without entering the CVC numbers.

“Sublabel for a toggle that allows users to control whether or not to use FIDO authentication to unmask credit cards on Windows,” Google noted in the Respiratory for Chrome.

You’ll also see a prompt from Windows 10 telling you to use your Windows Hello authentication when making a purchase using your credit card.

When you don’t authenticate with your Windows Hello credentials, you’ll be prompted to enter the CVC manually and the payment will fail when you enter the wrong numbers. If the settings don’t show it, check back later.

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