Gone are the days when PayPal was just a site you visited after each successful eBay bid. Over the last year, we’ve seen PayPal embrace mobile with smartphone and wearable apps that allow users to pay with the service while on the go. Now the company is beefing up its Android app with support for Samsung’s fingerprint authentication.
Version 5.9 of PayPal for Android has hit the Google Play Store and will allow users with compatible Samsung smartphones to make payments with just a finger swipe. There’s also the usual bug fixes that come with any app update. A previous version of PayPal with fingerprint support was available from GALAXY Apps.
Samsung was a bit behind Apple in terms of fingerprint authentication, so it’s great to see more third-party apps supporting the fingerprint APIs. While the Galaxy S5 was the company’s first device with a fingerprint sensor, it has since brought the functionality to other smartphones and tablets.