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Android 6.0 Marshmallow Updates Fingerprint Auth Support on Google Play Store

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The latest Android OS that Google has released is the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This new operating system comes with many new features and one of them is the support for the Fingerprint authentication on the official Android store.

There are many mobile devices that run on Android and have the Fingerprint sensor. If you are the owner of a phone that comes with a fingerprint sensor, then you should know that once the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will be released for your Android device, you will be able to authenticate on the Google Play Store by just holding your finger on the fingerprint sensor. At the same time, you will be able to make payments using the Android Pay service via the fingerprint sensor.

We remind you that Apple already released this feature on its iPhones and iPads back in 2013 and it was about time for the big search engine company to finally add this feature to its latest Android OS version.

It seems that Google has quietly updated this feature without even telling the users. Actually, the new Google Play Store feature is disabled by default on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. AndroidPolice spotted this feature, which was confirmed later. To enable it, the users must go to the User Controls section.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS update came with the Google’s new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Until now the fingerprint sensor was used to unlock your device, but it seems that this feature is now being used to do a lot of stuff. According to rumors, the fingerprint sensor will also be used to access the Paypal certification or many other payment applications.

Do you own a device that runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow? For what other things you’ve used the fingerprint sensor that your Android device came with?