It’s been one year since the release of Android Pay, which has become one of the leading mobile wallets within the U.S. Available for any Android device that runs KitKat 4.4 or higher, Android Pay stores a users credit/debit card digitally through the smartphone and works with any NFC-enabled terminal.
Previously, Android Pay was only used to make purchases in-stores or within various apps that supported Android Pay such as Chipotle, Groupon, and Etsy. That’s all about to change, as Android Pay will soon be available on mobile web, Chase, and Uber.
Google recently announced that Android Pay would soon be running on the mobile web version of Google Chrome. Users will be able to access sites such as 1-800-Flowers.com and Groupon.com on Chrome and expedite the checkout process by using Android Pay. Android Pay for mobile web shares the same security features as in app and in-stores, so users can rest assured knowing their cardholder information is never revealed to the merchant.
"We’re moving beyond mobile apps and bringing the simplicity and security of Android Pay onto the mobile web," writes Pali Bhat, Google’s global head of payment products. "Users will soon be able to speed through mobile checkout on Chrome using Android Pay on sites like Groupon.com, 1-800-Flowers.com and many more to come."
Google also announced they have introduced several new banks to accept Android Pay, including Chase. All Chase customers in the U.S. that are Android users can now add their Chase Visa cards, such as Sapphire, Freedom, and Slate, to Android Pay to shop with merchants in-stores or online. Chase customers can experience equal benefits and the same amount of protection they have while using their Chase card, but now can benefit from contactless payments in apps and in-stores.
Google is networking with other merchants and is currently in the works with Uber to be the very first mobile wallet to be integrated into their Payment Rewards program. From now until October 15th, all customers who pay using Android Pay will get 50% off their next 10 rides. No code is needed and customers just simply have to request a ride within the Uber app and pay using Android Pay.
The possibilities are limitless as Android Pay continues to grow with consumers, merchants, and other key payment players. Be on the lookout for future updates on where Android Pay can be used.
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