Windows 10 Mobile will support fingerprint scanners by the end of this summer

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From passwords to fingerprints to facial recognition, every day brings a new opportunity to secure your tech.

This coming summer, Microsoft will add support for fingerprint readers to Windows 10 Mobile, as announced at the 2016 Windows Hardware Engineering Conference.

Windows Hello was introduced with Windows 10, the feature includes support for both facial recognition and fingerprint identification. Microsoft announced at the WinHEC conference earlier this week that fingerprint scanning would also be supported by Windows phones in just a few months.

Also in that presentation, Microsoft announced new information and implementation resources for Windows Hello.

Other use cases include purchase authentication and access to passport secured content, according to a presentation made during the conference.

Though The Verge reports that it’s not clear how many Windows developers will opt for fingerprint scanners, it goes on to say that the first device to support the functionality is HP’s Elite x3.

In the mean time, the company is currently testing a Windows 10 anniversary update and is predicted to release it by the end of July.