Google Wallet updated with fingerprint and Google Account PIN support


Google has just pushed yet another major update for its Wallet app, which brings two new important features into the mix: fingerprint authentication and Google Account PIN support.

If you're not yet using Android Pay, chances are Google Wallet is your go to mobile payment app on your Android smartphone. If that's the case, then you'll be happy to know that you'll now be able to use your handset's fingerprint sensor in order to go around the PIN security.

Right after updating to the latest version, the app will ask you to enter your current PIN so that you can switch to Google Account PIN. Naturally, the addition of fingerprint support will only be useful to those who own smartphones that include fingerprint readers, but it's a significant improvement nonetheless.

The new features come along with various bug fixes and under the hood visual enhancements, but no additional details have been provided yet. The new update has already been pushed to the Google Play Store in some countries, and it should go live for everyone over the coming days.



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2 Comments

1. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 965; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Wow better late than not at all, I guess

2. JasontheVeteran

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

Didn't Wallet get the ax awhile ago? Maybe I am wrong.

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