By Sarah Perez.
Google announced today it’s launching a new way to pay on mobile devices, using any card you have on file – including those saved to your Google Account via products like Google Play, YouTube, Chrome, or Android Pay. This “pay with Google” option ties all these saved payment options together in a single interface, which app makers and retailers can then implement using only a few lines of code.
The technology making this possible, the Google Payment API, was first announced this May at Google’s I/O developer conference.
The larger idea here is to make checkout speedier for mobile users and increase conversions for retailers, by allowing Google users to tap into any payment card a customer has on file with Google, rather than those they’ve specifically saved to Android Pay. The feature will also make it easier for customers to shop using Google Assistant, the company noted earlier this year.
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