PayPal Mobile App Now Supports Touch ID Login
PayPal mobile users now have a new way to log into their accounts. The company announced it will now allow Touch ID logins on Apple iPhones.
The development of Touch ID compatibility was almost inevitable, since many mobile banking apps on the market now allow for fingerprint identification. Apple Pay, a mobile wallet which has become a direct competitor to PayPal, has allowed Touch ID logins since its development last year. Touch ID and Apple Pay are made by the same company, but PayPal and other financial institutions like it have to adapt to keep up with the competition.
This is not the first time PayPal has opened its app to fingerprint scanning. The company currently offers this function for select Samsung devices, including the Galaxy S5, Tab S, Note 4 and Alpha.
The login process is relatively easy. A user may pull up the app on the phone, press a finger to the screen and log in. The finger must be the one linked to the app during setup. Users who prefer a more traditional login option can still sign in with their email address and password, or mobile number and PIN.