More Chrome OS devices are coming with a fingerprint sensor. There’s just one problem: A Chromebook fingerprint sensor can only do one thing, while on other platforms it can do so much more.
Your Chromebook PIN or fingerprint sensor will act as a 2FA method once Chrome OS 88 rolls out. This second layer of account protection keeps you safe even if your online account credentials are compromised.
As early as Chrome version 69, you’ll be able to log into a web service without using a password but with the added security benefits of either biometrics or a PIN thanks to the coming support for CTAP2 FIDO devices.