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Discover's banking app now supports face unlock on the Pixel 4

Discover's banking app now supports face unlock on the Pixel 4

The Pixel 4 and Android 10 brought us a new approach to biometric unlocks in the form of face recognition. To implement that technology, Google had to introduce a biometrics API that isn't compatible with the fingerprint interface of old. That's why all apps that have previously supported biometric fingerprint authentication have to be updated to work with the new API, which seems to be a painfully slow process. The latest app to add biometric face unlock is Discover's banking app.

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Ally Mobile now supports biometric face unlock on the Pixel 4

Ally Mobile now supports biometric face unlock on the Pixel 4

More and more banking apps are adding support for Android 10's new biometrics API that allows you to use the Pixel 4's face unlock mechanism to access your account, mitigating the need to fill in your password over and over again. Ally Bank is the latest financial institution to join this growing group. The newest version of the Ally Mobile app now supports both fingerprint and face unlock, depending on your device.

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American Express app beta now supports face unlock on Pixel 4 (Update: Now in stable)

American Express app beta now supports face unlock on Pixel 4 (Update: Now in stable)

Android 10 includes a biometrics API that enables in-app authentications with face unlock on the Pixel 4 — the old software hook for fingerprint readers doesn't work with the new mechanism. Luckily, more and more companies are finally adding support for the interface. American Express is getting ready to join the club following a beta update to its Amex app.

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