Google may add fingerprint sensor support to Chrome OS

Google is working on adding a new log-in method using fingerprint sensors.

According to a report by, Chrome Unboxed recently uncovered a new commit within Chromium repositories which shows that Google is experimenting with fingerprint sensors on Chrome OS.

Apparently this feature could show up on an upcoming Chromebook although there is no evidence to show that this machine will utilize a fingerprint sensor.

The report suggests that this was likely inevitable considering the popularity of fingerprint sensors on Android devices and iPhones, as well as all of the new Windows laptops (and upcoming MacBooks) shipping with sensors.

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11 Replies to “Google may add fingerprint sensor support to Chrome OS”

  1. This would be good. I hope they also make it work work with my favorite fingerprint reader device, the digital persona 4500 and make the API available too for software developers to integrate web based fingerprint authentication to their web applications.

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