Visa Token Service Will Enable Web Browser Auto-Fill with Tokens
Regions: US, Canada
19 Apr 2022
Visa Token Service (VTS) is enabling web browsers with the ability to enhance their browser auto-fill solutions with Visa payment tokens, per the 27 January 2022 VBN announcement. Web browsers will have the capability to replace primary account numbers (PAN) with e-commerce enabler tokens, which will provide browsers the ability to auto-fill cardholders’ tokenized credentials, including the token, token expiration date and three-digit dynamic token verification values (DTVV), at merchant card entry forms. Each individual web browser will determine the user experience and how it educates its users about the solution. While Visa is enabling this capability for browsers in April 2022, no browser has announced its intent to provide a tokenized auto-fill solution. Visa will provide at least 30 days notice before a browser implements this capability.
Currently, browsers offer the capability to auto-fill PAN credentials on behalf of the cardholder, with the aim to reduce key-entered credentials at guest checkout. Visa Token Service (VTS) will enable the ability to replace the browser auto-filled PAN credentials with Visa payment tokens for better security and reduced friction in the guest checkout experience. By enabling Visa payment tokens to be used in a browser’s auto-fill solution, merchants, issuers and cardholders can further realize the benefits that network tokens bring to the ecosystem—namely higher authorization rates, lower fraud rates and better cardholder experiences. Merchants that would prefer not to receive tokens via browser auto-fill can contact their acquirer to opt out.
These tokenized auto-fill credentials will work within existing merchant card entry forms that already support the use of browser auto-fill solutions today, meaning no effort will be required from merchants to process these tokens for payment. Merchants can contact their acquirer or Visa representative to learn more.