PayPal testing facial recognition verification app for making payments
Next time when you are out shopping in London, chances are you will be asked to check in at the store instead of being told about the amount of money you owe. PayPal, one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world, is now testing face verification for mobile-payment transactions. PayPal application has a tab labelled “Local,” which helps users find nearby stores and restaurants that accept mobile PayPal payments. All you have to do is visit the nearest store with active PayPal app, and once you check in (via Facebook or Foursquare) to a venue online, your name and photo appears on the store”s registered PayPal app. You can then make the purchases and use the app to pay for items (cashiers complete the transaction by clicking on your profile pic). Customers get an alert on the phone to let them know how much they”ve paid, as well as PayPal”s usual email receipt.
Rob Harper, Head of Retail Services at PayPal, said, “We”re pleased to help local businesses of all sizes offer Perinteisia poytapeleja edustavat tietysti hyvin tunnetut klassikkopelit, kuten Blackjack , Baccarat, 3 Card Poker ja Ruletti . a new more personal experience, while never having to turn away customers who don”t have enough cash on them to pay. Now locals in Richmond can leave their wallet or purse at home and be the first in the country to use their profile picture to pay” in a release shared by PayPal on their blog. As of now, spots in London which are using this feature are Cook & Garcia, TheFarmery, The Tea Box, The Bingham Hotel, Revolution, Caffé Paolo, The Cedar Coffee Shop, Urban Diner, Pier 1 Fish and Chips, Noble Jones, Hill Café and Knot Coffee and Pretzel. Want to experience facial recognition? Walk down to Richmond and look for “Now accepting PayPal” stickers on the windows.