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PayPal is making it easier to pay for everything you buy from Google

PayPal users will soon be able to dip into their accounts to pay for purchases within a range of Google services, starting later this year.

The expansion of the partnership between PayPal and Google Pay will enable payments to be made in YouTube Gmail, Google Play and a range of other Big G services.

If you add PayPal to Google Play, it’ll automatically become a payment option within other Google platforms where you might be making payments.

You’ll also be able to use a PayPal balance for partial payment, alongside a credit or debit card. The integration will also include peer-to-peer transfers.

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The company writes in a blog post: “When a user adds PayPal to their Google Play account, it will automatically enable their linked PayPal account and make it available as a payment option across popular Google services like Gmail, YouTube, Google Pay and Google Store, including where Google offers peer-to-peer payments, without the user needing to log in again.”


For users, this will mean one less sign-in will be needed to complete a transaction. For Google, it means it may be able to keep shoppers on their sites without leaving to complete a transaction.

The functionality will be available for US users at first (via Engadget), but we can expect this to roll out in the UK soon after. PayPal is already available as an option within Google Pay.

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