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PayPal for Android now supports fingerprint authentication

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Those who frequently receive or send money via PayPal’s dedicated #Android app would be aware that it’s lacking support for fingerprint scanners. Well, that’s changing now, with PayPal adding support for fingerprint authentication. This means that devices like the Galaxy S7, LG G5, HTC 10, the Nexus 5X as well as the Nexus 6P will be supported.

This won’t change things drastically for PayPal users as it will merely save a few taps. There’s the standard 2-factor authentication setup as well, so you might have to request for a PIN on your phone even if you have fingerprint scanning setup for PayPal. In other words, this might not be as time-saving as one would imagine. But it’s a good addition nonetheless, albeit long overdue.

Given that security is a major concern for apps like these, we understand why PayPal would have been hesitant to support fingerprint scanners. Do you see support for fingerprint scanners on your PayPal app yet?

Source: Play Store, PayPal

Via: Android Police