Facebook Apps, Digital Payments, and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Facebook Apps, Digital Payments, and More in This Week's Top Mobile ID Stories

It’s been a busy week in the world of mobile identity, with Mobile ID World readers proving particularly interested in news about mobile apps and payments tech in this week’s top stories roundup.

Starting in the mobile domain, this week brought the news that Facebook is now testing the use of Apple’s sophisticated biometric authentication systems to secure its highly popular Messenger app. It looks like iPhone users will soon be able to secure their messages via Face ID and Touch ID:

Facebook Secures Messenger App with iPhone Biometrics

Facebook was also involved in another top story this week: the news that its WhatsApp messaging platform now supports peer-to-peer payments for users in Brazil. And with WhatsApp supporting Face ID, Touch ID, and Android biometrics, this means that users have access to some solid security options to protect their accounts:

WhatsApp Enables P2P payments for Users in Brazil

In other payments news, fingerprint biometrics specialist Zwipe announced a new partnership with Watchdata Technologies this week. The two are going to collaborate on contactless payment solutions in the form of cards and wearable devices:

Zwipe Teams with Watchdata to Develop Contactless Payment Tech

There was also some big Apple news this week – always of interest to those in the mobile industry, not to mention Apple fans. The company announced the programming schedule for its 2020 Worldwide Developer’s Conference, which will be entirely online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Apple Details Programming Schedule for WWDC20

And speaking of COVID-19, this week also brought news of a partnership that will see VerifyMe technology used to enhance supply chain tracking in the pharmaceutical industry, through a partnership with India’s Techind. This is especially relevant with respect to the need to authenticate COVID-19 testing kits, Techind’s CEO said:

VerifyMe Helps Techind Guard Against Counterfeit Medication


Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.