Posted October 13, 2018 15:00:00Microsoft is expanding its biometric services to India, with the company now rolling out a Windows biometric authentication service to customers in the country.
The Windows biomet authentication service will offer the option to scan the device’s screen for fingerprints.
If users want to verify identity, they’ll have to click on a fingerprint icon.
The service will be available on Microsoft Windows 10 devices starting November 1, and will be bundled with Microsoft Wallet and Microsoft Passport.
The service will also be available in the Indian market.
The feature will be made available through the Microsoft Passbook app on Windows 10 PCs and tablets, and Microsoft Wallet on mobile devices.
The Windows biometer will only be used to authenticates when users enter an Aadhaar number.
Users will have the option of enabling the biometric verification on their mobile device or the Microsoft Wallet app.
Users will be able to sign up for the service from the Microsoft Store and Microsoft Mobile apps.
Microsoft will also make biometric scanning available for other mobile devices and Windows devices in the coming months, and has confirmed that the service will work on the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Pro 5 smartphones as well.
Microsoft Passport, a Microsoft wallet app that connects to Microsoft’s Azure cloud, has also been rolled out to help businesses and consumers secure their identity and financial information.