Google launches “Pay with Google” feature, enables Android users to make faster checkouts

By Digit NewsDesk | Updated 24 Oct 2017
Google launches “Pay with Google” feature, enables Android users to make faster checkouts
  • Android users can choose from their pre-saved cards on their Google account to pay for products online. The feature allows users to skip filling in their credit or debit card details while paying.

Google has announced its “Pay with Google” feature, which speeds up the digital payment process. Users on Android and Chrome for web can now directly pay by choosing from their pre-saved debit or credit cards to pay for various goods and services. 

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Users can choose to pay using their saved credit and debit cards on their Google account, which have been added via Google Play, Chrome, Youtube or Android Pay. While using pay with Google, users need to select from their saved cards and enter a security code or authenticate with their device. Google automatically sends payment and address information to the merchant from a user’s account without requiring any additional information from the user.

While paying for any product online, users need to fill in multiple details of their credit and debit card. This drags out the payment process and many times users encounter errors or the session expires. In its official blog, Google said that the new feature will allow users to save time by skipping on filling multiple forms during the payments process. 

Pay with Google can currently be used on the Android platform or Chrome browser at select places in the US. These places include: Instacart, Spot Hero, Dice, Hotel Urbano, Doordash and more. Other brands such as Airbnb, Papa Johns, Hotel Tonight, Hungry house, Just Eat and more will soon start supporting Pay with Google. Google has mentioned that it is not charging any transaction fee for the service. 

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It is not known whether the Pay with Google feature will be rolled out in India but the company recently launched its UPI-based digital payments app ‘Tez’ in India. The app works with all major banks, including Axis, HDFC Bank, ICICI and State Bank of India for payment processing. It also has an interesting “Pay Nearby” feature, which transmits ultrasonic audio to identify and pair with a nearby payee

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