You can now authorize Google Pay money transfer with face unlock on Pixel 4 phones

Google confirmed a few days ago that it would be rolling out a fix to the face unlock system of the Pixel 4 after it was found that the security feature would unlock your device even with your eyes closed. The fix is set to arrive soon as part of a future update.

Now, prior to that update, the search giant has released a new enhancement for the fourth-generation Pixel phones that involves its face unlock feature. More specifically, the latest version of Google Pay now supports money transfer authorization with face unlock on the Pixel 4 and 4 XL (via 9to5Google).

The new update expands your security options for sending money to friends and family in addition to PIN on Pixel 4 devices. Meanwhile, fingerprint scanning is supported on other devices for such operation.

You may need to manually turn on that feature, though, as it is disabled by default. To activate the service, simply head over to Settings > Sending money and then enable “Use biometrics instead.” You will then need to verify your face with the existing biometric data stored in your device before you can start using this feature. The new capability is part of Google Pay version 2.1, which is available to download now on the Play Store.

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