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Wells Fargo now supports face unlock on Pixel 4 devices

Wells Fargo now supports face unlock on Pixel 4 devices

When the Pixel 4 was launched last year, many people praised its fast face unlock system. It didn't do much good, though, unless it worked with the apps you used, and that wasn't likely at launch. Google introduced a new version of the Biometric API for Android 10 that worked with authentication methods such as fingerprints and faces, but it meant that developers had to add this updated API into their apps first. It took a while, but many bigger banking institutions are starting to support it, and now you can add Wells Fargo to that list.

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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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Wealthfront adds face unlock biometric API, joining the Pixel 4-friendly club

Wealthfront adds face unlock biometric API, joining the Pixel 4-friendly club

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