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Google Pay comes to the web for iOS and desktop: Here is how to use

Google Pay was announced after integrating the Android Pay and Google Wallet service into a unified payments platform

  • Published: May 5, 2018 2:08 PM IST
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Early this year, Google brought all of its payment services under a unified platform called Google Pay. Now, it is bringing Google Pay to the web as it expands its services to more devices. The Google Pay is now available on the web for iOS as well as desktop platforms. Google’s payment service can now be accessed via browsers including Apple’s Safari, Google Chrome and even Firefox.

To recollect, Google Pay was announced after integrating the Android Pay and Google Wallet service into a unified payments platform. Gerardo Capiel, Product Management Director, Consumer Payments, wrote in a blog post that the payment service has received support for new platforms, ability to save a credit or debit card to Google Pay on a Pixelbook so users can access it across web browsers.

The idea here is to ensure that you don’t need to enter your payment information again once you have added a card to Google Pay. With the update, users will be able to check out in an app or on a site for the first time. “And if you’re checking out on Chrome, Google Pay can automatically fill in your billing, shipping, and payment info, so you don’t have to bother with forms,” Capiel wrote.

With Google Pay coming to the web, Google wants you to forget carrying wallet all the time. Google Pay will let you speed through checkout in “convenience stores, grocery stores, or the millions of places that accept contactless payments” in major markets. In case you lose your credit or debit card, Google Pay will automatically update with the new card from your bank. “If your card is already in Google Pay, your expiration date will update as soon as it’s issued—so you can keep on paying without missing a beat.”

Among other features, Google Pay app for Android also gives access to offers and promotions near you alongside exclusive offers. Google Pay is now available in Australia, Canada, Poland, Russia, the UK, and the US.

  • Published Date: May 5, 2018 2:08 PM IST