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Browsers Will Store Credit Card Details Similar to How They Save Passwords


A new W3C standard is slowly creeping into current browser implementations, a standard that will simplify the way people make payments online.

Called the Payment Request API, this new standard relies on users entering and storing payment card details inside browsers, just like they currently do with passwords.

Websites will be able to use the standard to create one-click buttons that allow the user to buy a product without entering his payment details on each and every site on the Internet.

New Payment Request API makes buying stuff a lot easier

A popup will appear showing payment and shipping details. The user can then select the payment and shipping method of his liking, along with a delivery address, both previously saved in the browser.

You can test Payment Request API demos here.

Chrome and Edge already support it

Browsers that support the Payment Request API include Google Chrome, who first added support for it in Chrome for Android 53 in August 2016, and added...(continued)

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