Google Pay rolls out biometrics for checkout

Google Pay has announced a new biometrics option for consumers at checkout.

Google said that users will be able to automatically fill out their full card details by using a fingerprint, face scan or PIN, in a similar way to the process used to unlock mobile devices.

Additionally, Google announced that American Express and Capital One cardholders checking out on Chrome desktop will see select benefits for specific cards in the autofill drop-down. Google claims this will help users pick the card that will provide the most value in terms of rewards and savings. The service will be rolled out to other cards later this year.

The tech giant is also expanding its Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) option to more websites.

Users can also set up device unlock, where a device has to be unlocked before revealing full card details. Google said that this will ensure cards are not used by others who have access to their device.

Earlier this year, Google announced it was piloting new ways to display BNPL options due to their popularity.

It has now expanded the service to more merchant sites across the US, with shoppers able to link existing accounts with providers including Zip and Affirm.

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