If you tap on any one of these saved passwords, then Google will prompt you to "Verify that it's you", at which point, you can authenticate using your fingerprint or any other method you'd usually use to unlock your phone.
Very soon, Google will soon allow its Android user base to log in to specific services On Chrome for Android, without having to input your password. It essentially replaces traditional passwords for more secure and convenient alternatives, including fingerprint scans and facial recognition.
The feature will continue to work for those who have two-factor authentication enabled on their account, by the way.
Google's new functionality is built using FIDO2 and the WebAuthn protocol, an open standard that sites can use to secure web-based logins. Using the FIDO2 standard, created to improve authentication on the web (as opposed to on an Android app) users will only have to register their fingerprint or screen lock on their phone once to use it for a native app or the compatible Google services sites on the internet. So, the list includes multi-digit PINs, fingerprints, and drawn patterns. Google said by using FIDO2, it can use the same authentication method both on the web and in the app. The problems with passwords are numerous, but things are slowly changing with biometrics, hardware security keys, and so on.
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Google says users shouldn't be anxious about their fingerprints being sent to its servers because the fingerprint is actually registered and stored on the device. First, your device must be running Android Nougat or higher and contain your Google Account.
Passwords can't go away fast enough, and if you're the family tech support guy or gal I'm sure you'd agree.
"This new capability marks another step on our journey to making authentication safer and easier for everyone to use", writes Dongjing He, software engineer, and Christiaan Brand of Google.