Google to Enhance Chrome’s Feature that Allows Users to Generate Virtual Cards Numbers

Google has announced it will add a Chrome browser feature that allows users create virtual card numbers. This will enable you to conceal your credit and debit card number while shopping online.

This feature is also called virtual cards. It stores credit card numbers and expiration dates. CVV security codes for the browser and Android devices

The information is accessed using the Chrome browser’s Autofill function to choose a stored payment card.

According to Google, the feature will make it easy to securely buy things on sites that don’t support options like Google or Apple Pay.

Google claims that virtual cards will go live in the United States later in the summer. This new feature will first be available for Chrome on Android and Android, while iOS support will follow later.

“This is a landmark step in bringing the security of virtual cards to as many consumers as possible,” said Arnold Goldberg, the Vice President and General Manager of Payments at Google. “Shoppers using Chrome on desktop and Android can enjoy a fast checkout experience when shopping online while having the peace of mind knowing that their payment information is protected.”

From the user perspective, this new autofill option will simply enter the virtual card’s details for you, including the CVV that you can never remember for your physical cards, and then you can manage the virtual cards and see your transactions at pay.google.com.  These virtual cards can be used for one-time transactions, but you can also use them for subscriptions.

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