Starbucks introduces Android fingerprint support

Starbucks appStarbucks has made a significant change to its Android app with the introduction of fingerprint integration – making it even easier for customers to pick up their morning cup of joe.

With the integration of Android fingerprint, Starbucks customers can log in to the app, reload, transfer balances and purchase eGifts all just using their finger.

It’s a move by the coffeehouse giant to make its mobile offering even more appealing – though 30 per cent of payments are made via a mobile device in the US already, and a further nine per cent of transactions take place through the app’s ‘mobile order and pay’ feature – which enables customers to use the Starbucks app to order food and drink from their current location and pick up their order from the closest Starbucks. Despite the successes on mobile, company is only looking to do more on mobile with plans to test a guest checkout feature for first-time users of its app in early 2018 – which it revealed last week in an earnings call.