Google will soon introduce thumb impression instead of password

@allknowing (84875)
India
August 14, 2019 12:54am CST
I just read about this new feature but least do Google know that seniors have no whorls on their thumbs anymore I had a tough time the other day when to get a new SIM the guy wanted my thumb impressin which he could not find and he finally used my pinky finger for that Soon whorls on all my fingers will vanish.
It means that a user only has to register their fingerprint with a service once and then the fingerprint will work for both the native application and the web service.
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@arunima25 (23891)
• Bangalore, India
14 Aug
Yes fingerprints fade away with age. And it might not be convenient for all . Many a times accidents and certain medication over a long time also cause fingerprints to vanish.
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@allknowing (84875)
• India
14 Aug
I used to be proud of my whorls as they do speak about one's character but now they have all disappeared (lol)
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@arunima25 (23891)
• Bangalore, India
14 Aug
@allknowing But your character will stay with you till last moment. So cheers for that.
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@allknowing (84875)
• India
14 Aug
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@LadyDuck (235628)
• Switzerland
16 Aug
It has been proved that it is a lot less safer than a password, I cannot understand the move.
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@allknowing (84875)
• India
16 Aug
There should be options for users to choose from
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@LadyDuck (235628)
• Switzerland
16 Aug
@allknowing I fully agree also considering that people with no fingerprints are not white flies in the world.
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@SIMPLYD (90224)
• Philippines
14 Aug
I already have that on my phone just recently. I open my phone with my thumb's print or if not by my password. Although LadyDuck said that the fingerprint can easily be copied. I wonder how.
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@allknowing (84875)
• India
14 Aug
I do not see her post here. Where has she said that?
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@SIMPLYD (90224)
• Philippines
14 Aug
@allknowing It's on my post.
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@May2k8 (9862)
• Indonesia
14 Aug
Old phones don't have this feature, and hopefully they won't have to replace to new phones.
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@allknowing (84875)
• India
14 Aug
I do not have internet on my phone. and therefore perhaps those working on desk tops may not have to face this.
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@May2k8 (9862)
• Indonesia
14 Aug
@allknowing Oh, so that's specifically only those who use phones? That become complicated for some people.
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• Japan
14 Aug
My Japanese bank has the option of using a fingerprint at the ATM instead of a passcode, but I don't know anyone who uses it.
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@allknowing (84875)
• India
14 Aug
Not all finger prints work
@Avijit100 (1516)
• India
14 Aug
Thanks for the info. This would only work in case of smartphones I guess. People using desktops without the option of finger print impression would not have this feature.
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@allknowing (84875)
• India
14 Aug
They must keep both options
@rsa101 (21059)
• Philippines
14 Aug
Wow its been sometime that I have not used Android. I think they are following what Apple is doing with their Iphone that they are using fingerprint as a way to access the phone. Hopefully they find ways for those that have problems with it as I also saw a couple who had this problem of not having a finger print because of age and a colleague of mine says her medication caused it to have her fingerprint fade over time.
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@allknowing (84875)
• India
14 Aug
Finger prints have such great value but with whorls disappearing they must resort to something different now for example to catch culprits
@Starkinds (8132)
• India
14 Aug
Is this true?
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@JustBhem (59874)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Aug
I am not sure if I have that options here but the boyfriends has this feature in his mobile phone.
@allknowing (84875)
• India
14 Aug
As long one can choose that should be fine
@JustBhem (59874)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Aug
@allknowing Exactly.
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