Google is making it easier to splurge your cash online and through your Android smartphone with the launch of Pay with Google.
First introduced back in May with the goal of removing the need to fill out fiddly payment forms when buying things online or signing up to services such as Netflix, Pay With Google now provides an option that automatically sends the payment details you have linked with your Google account or the cards you use with Android Pay and sends them on to the merchant or service that needs them.
This means that all the card details, addresses, names and other information that can be laborious to tap into a web form through a smartphone, are all taken care of automatically by Pay with Google.
“Google sends the merchant your payment info and shipping address using the information from your account—no typing required. Then, the merchant will handle all the details just like any other purchase,” explained Pali Bhat, Google’s vice president of product management for its payments division.
Pay with Google will also work with the Chrome web browser and for security purposes the automated tool will ask for you to authenticate the purchase with a security code or using your Android device, but other than that the whole process is promised to be almost trivial to use.
So far Pay with Google works with 15 companies, including the likes of Airbnb, JustEat and StubHub. More support from companies, websites and apps should be expected soon as Google is offering a developers the Google payment API (application programming interface) to allow them to easily add Pay with Google into their software and payment processes.
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