The Google Pay (formerly Android Pay) platform has launched on the web and on iOS.
When shopping with participating retailers, the frictionless payment method will appear as a option in browsers like Safari, Chrome and Safari on the desktop and on iOS
The roll out comes long after Apple Pay arrived on the web with iOS 10, back in September 2016.
Google points out that adding a card to Google Pay means users won’t have to enter payment information again, even if they’re using that site for the first time.
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Of course, merchants will need to add the ‘Buy With Google Pay’ button on their sites in order for customers to checkout using the service.
Save time and money
In a blog post this week Google touted five ways the platform can save users time and money.
It explains how Google Pay users don’t have to wait for a new credit or debit card to arrive in the mail, if it’s been lost, stolen or reissued.
As soon as its issued by the bank, Google Pay will automatically update with the new card.
Google also pushed its rewards scheme within the Google Pay app for Android. It features promotions and offers that could earn users credit for the Google Play store.
The Google Pay service evolved from the initial Android Pay mobile platform and the Google Wallet offering.
This week’s announcement suggests Google is finally getting all of its ducks in a row, as it seeks to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung.
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