- Mastercard has launched biometric authentication in UK
- The facility will be made available across the globe starting next year
- You can choose either your fingerprint or selfie to verify your identity
Selfies have become a part of our daily life, and within a relatively short time, it has also became our culture's collective visual diary. Some think of it as being a great way to take snaps, while it annoys some others. However, no one can deny its popularity and Mastercard has moved a step ahead by launching a facility that will help you to verify your online cash transactions with a selfie.
Selfie pay is the new identity check mobile application of Mastercard which allows you to verify your identity with a selfie. The company has launched this facility in the UK, and it will be made available across the globe starting next year.
The technology helps you to verify your identity with a selfie or a fingerprint. The method also helps to speed up e-commerce transactions and shoppers no longer have to remember those complicated passwords with a number, capitals and symbols.
Biometrics payment authentication method is building momentum after Apple launched its 'Apple Pay Fingerprint-powered system for Apple watch and iPhones. Fingerprint readers are also used in various Android devices like Samsung and Android Pay allows payment by the touch of a finger.
To make use of Mastercard biometric authentication system, all you have to do is to download the app, snap a selfie and send it to the company.
Now, all you have to do is to blink and confirm that it is actually your own face that is being shot.
Last Updated 6:41 PM IST