Pay With Google Arrives For Hassle-Free Shopping On Android

Pay With Google Arrives For Hassle-Free Shopping On Android

Pay With Google Arrives For Hassle-Free Shopping On Android

The new feature, which is going live for Android users in the United Kingdom and will be compatible with a selection of online stores and food outlets, enables users make purchases with any of the debit or credit cards already linked to their Google account.

"If you've ever paid for something on your phone or tablet, you know just how frustrating checkout can be", Pali Bhat, Google vice president of payments product management, wrote in a blog post. Google automatically sends the merchant your payment details and shipping address.

For now, Google has made its hassle-free payment option available in 15 places including Dice in the UK, Kayak in the US, and iFood in Brazil. This "pay with Google" option ties all these saved payment options together in a single interface, which app makers and retailers can then implement using only a few lines of code.

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The Google Payment API was made available on Chrome's desktop counterpart as well yielding a relatively coherent and familiar approach. More services, including Airbnb, Deliveroo, Hotel Tonight, Just Eat and Hungry House are coming soon. Any debit or credit cards that are linked to a Google account through related services such as Chrome, YouTube or Google Play, are available to be used for making purchases online. The search engine giant has finally put the plan into execution and has launched "Pay with Google" program.

In the golden age of digital payments, we hardly use cash.

It would make the competition tougher for mobile payment platforms, including Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, that are competing against Google's Android Pay and are aiming to improve the existing online shopping experience. 14 global payment providers have already signed up, and Google says more are being added all the time. Google has also partnered with a few payment providers, though it promises more soon.

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