Google announces Payment API, expands Android Pay to four more countries

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Google has announced Payment API that will allow people pay in app or online with any verified credit or debit card saved to their Google Account, via products like Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. This is independant from Android Pay and will allow any app or website to use the payment information stored in your Google account for making payments.

You can simply choose your preferred card, enter a security code or authenticate with your Android device, and check out. Next up, Google is also adding the ability for people in the US to send or receive payments via the Google Assistant. You can simply say “Ok Google, send $10 to Jane for pizza” and the payment will be done once a debit card linked to your Google account. Google is also expanding Android Pay to four more countries – Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. It is now available in 10 markets, with more coming soon.


Author: Sneha Bokil

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