How to Enable Windows Hello for Payments in Google Chrome
To secure online payments in Chrome, Google is now rolling out support for Windows Hello authentication on Windows 10. It will be used to authenticate purchases in Google Chrome running on Windows 10 using Windows Hello’s options, such as a fingerprint, or face recognition.
Windows Hello is an additional security feature available in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 to protect your user account and all the sensitive data inside it. When enabled, it can be entered instead of the password.
Microsoft describes Windows Hello as follows:
Windows Hello is a more personal, more secure way to get instant access to your Windows 10 devices using fingerprint or facial recognition. Most PC's with fingerprint readers already work with Windows Hello, making it easier and safer to sign into your PC.
Windows Hello protection features include
- Windows Hello Face
- Windows Hello Fingerprint
- Windows Hello PIN
- Security key
- Picture password
When a CVC required to perform the payment, Google Chrome will show the following dialog if your device is Windows Hello-capable.
There, you can pick the Use WIndows Hello option and confirm the card data access.
If you use Chrome and your device supports Windows Hello, here is how to enable this new feature.
To Enable Windows Hello for Payments in Google Chrome,
- Open Google Chrome.
- Open the Chrome main menu (Alt + F).
- Select Settings from the menu.
- Click Autofill on the left, and then click on Payments methods on the right.
- On the next page, turn on the Windows Hello toggle option.
You are done!
Once enabled, Windows Hello will allow you to skip the manual CVC-based authentication on payment services.
You can use your fingerprint, facial recognition, or PINs to make credit card payments without entering the CVC numbers. If you omit the Windows Hello prompt, you will be asked to enter CVC instead.
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