Google lets you pay from your pocket with “Hands Free” app
For the supremely lazy, even contactless payments are a chore – but Google has a solution.
The search giant has released a new app that will enable users to pay for goods in stores without ever touching their phone.
The app is called Hands Free, and it’s available on both iOS and Android.
It works using a combination of technologies, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and your location.
Check out the launch video below:
“Hands Free is a new app from Google that will allow you to make in-store payments without ever reaching for your phone or wallet,” explains Google.
To pay using Hands Free, you just need to say “I’ll pay with Google” at the checkout, and the cashier will verify your identity with a photo.
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The bad news is that Hands Free is accepted only in a select number of San Francisco Bay Area stores right now.
Some of the participating retailers are major businesses however, including McDonald’s and Papa John’s.
Hands Free was first announced last summer at Google’s I/O developer conference, but is only now available to the general public.
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