It's been a little while since we've heard anything out of the Chase Pay service, hasn't it? Apparently that's because the bank isn't particularly concerned with it. According to a new alert on the Chase bank website, the digital wallet is winding down and will be shuttered by the end of the month. As of this morning, the dedicated Chase Pay app is gone from the Play Store.
More and more apps support Android 10's biometrics API, which means that they work with the Pixel 4's face unlock mechanism for authentication, saving you from typing in your password or PIN over and over again. One of the Big Four banks in the US is now getting ready to jump on the bandwagon for its app: Chase. After an initially extremely slow rollout, it seems that the feature is now in the hands of many more people.
If you've got a Chase account, you may have noticed quite a few changes to the Android app within the past few days. Those include an adaptive icon, app shortcuts, and an updated interface with a lot more functionality.
Mobile payments, neat as they are, are pretty commonplace. It seems like just about everywhere lets you buy stuff with your phone, whether through a standalone platform like Google Pay, or a proprietary app like Starbucks and Target have. What's less commonplace, though, is the ability to withdraw cash from ATMs using your phone. Now, Chase customers can do exactly that.
Mobile banking is great. You can deposit checks and move money around, all without having to go to a physical bank location. Chase is now adding even more features to its app, including the ability to request new cards when they're lost or stolen and to prevent card blocks when you travel.
We've been hearing about Chase Pay for about a year, which is also when Chase announced it wouldn't support Android Pay until "sometime in 2016." Well, we just got Android Pay a few months ago, and here comes Chase Pay too. It was previously in beta testing, but now it's open to all Chase customers in the US. Do you need another mobile payment platform? Probably not, but Chase is giving it a shot anyway.
The Chase app added fingerprint login support a while back, which was great. Or rather, it could have been great. It wasn't particularly useful because many functions still required a manual login. That's no longer the case as of the latest update. Yay.