Google Chrome and Android Will Implement Tokens for Autofill
12 May 2022
As announced in the 12 May 2022 edition of the Visa Business News, Google will be the first partner to use Visa Token Service to enhance the Chrome browser, as well as Android, Autofill features with e-commerce enabler tokens. Visa and Google employee testing is expected to begin 21 June 2022, which may result in some very limited traffic. The gradual pilot rollout for Chrome and Android users in the U.S. is planned to begin in August 2022, with full U.S. rollout anticipated by November 2022. No other countries are announced at this time.
Currently, Google Chrome (across all operating systems), as well as Android, offer the capability to autofill primary account number (PAN) credentials on behalf of the cardholder, reducing the need for manually key-entered credentials at checkout. As announced in the 27 January 2022 edition of the Visa Business News, Visa Token Service (VTS) has enabled the ability for web browsers to replace PAN credentials with Visa network tokens for improved security and reduced friction in checkout experiences.
With Visa network tokens being utilized via Google Autofill, merchants, issuers, and cardholders can further experience the benefits that network tokens bring to the ecosystem—including higher authorization rates, lower fraud rates and better cardholder experiences. These tokenized Autofill credentials will work within existing merchant card entry forms that already support the use of Google Chrome Autofill today, meaning no additional integration with Google or VTS is required of merchants to process payments with these tokens. Merchants / acquirers can submit the token data in the same manner as they submit PAN-based transaction data. A three-digit dynamic token verification value (DTVV) cryptogram will be auto-filled in place of Card Verification Value 2 (CVV2). Merchants may store (with consumer consent) auto-filled tokens for future credential-on-file (COF) transactions. Merchants can contact their acquirer or Visa representative to learn more.