Virtual cards from Google Chrome will make online shopping safer than ever before

The move, which was announced at Google’s IO 2022 event, would improve user privacy by allowing users to autofill details of a virtual card when prompted in the browser, including the lengthy card number, expiration date, and three-digit CVV number.

This should help protect a user’s actual card details against fraud and ensure that they aren’t stored on a merchant’s database, where they could be compromised in the event of a data breach.

Google is partnering with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Capital One to launch the new system, which will first be limited to the United States before expanding to other regions in the near future.

The move, according to the company, will add an extra layer of security when paying online through a payment gateway, eliminating the need to manually enter card details for each purchase