Users of eBays’s Andriod and iOS mobile apps will start to notice One Time Password on both the Android and iOS apps, Touch ID Authentication capabilities on iOS and the support of the Android Wear platform. These features make it simpler and quicker to log in to your account
“One Time Password”is a feature that sends you a code via text message, eBay said on Monday. After you log in using that code, you stay logged in. Available both for PCs and mobile devices, the feature takes away the need for you to remember your eBay password.
Next on the list is support for Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Instead of trying to remember their eBay password, Apple iPhone and iPad owners with Touch ID can simply press the Home button to log into their account on their mobile device.
“One Time Password and Touch ID Authentication eliminate the need to remember your password when you want access to the eBay Marketplace,” Dave Comer, senior director for Identity and Member Communication Product Management at eBay, said in a release. “We all use so many applications that require passwords and login information that it is impossible for users to remember them all. We want to eliminate the friction entirely.”
eBay has also unveiled a helpful new option for owners of Android Wear smartwatches. The eBay smartwatch app will serve up notifications that provide more details about products up for sale. Android Wear users will be able to see an item’s title, price, end time, image and more without having to pull out their smartphones
Further, users of Android Wear watches will be able to read messages from other eBay members and reply directly from their watch. You’ll be able to reply either by voice or by choosing from among several quick replies.