There are lots of virtual or contactless payment options available nowadays. Even the local banks offer electronic devices to make the payment more secure and efficient as well. However, when you can just use your phone to pay anywhere, you should not worry about anything else. Google Pay is the all in one solution for people who feel comfortable paying from their smartphone. Google Pay was known as Android Pay before with fewer features and support. The picture is now different. Google Pay allows you to pay using your smartphone for both online and physical payments.
If your phone has a built-in NFC support and Google Pay installed, you can pay any amount anywhere through your smartphone. It supports payment for lots of merchant such as best buy, CVS, subway and so on! In addition, you can use Google Pay in any contactless payment outlet. And, it also allows you to pay lots of online businesses such as Airbnb, Wish, and HotelTonight.
How to install and use Google pay on Android
- Open the Play Store, search for “Google Pay” and Tap install.
- When the installation is complete, tap Open to start Google Pay and tap Get Started.
- On the next screen, you can proceed to:
1. add a card;
2. connect your PayPal account; and
3. Skip everything by tapping the cross sign which will take you to the home screen of Google Pay application.
On the home screen, you can see all the necessary alert such as adding loyalty card option, supported merchants, banks, recent activities, etc. as card notifications.
Tap on Payment to see or add your preferred payment methods such as cards, banks or PayPal. In addition, you can see your current play balance too.
In passes, you can store your loyalty cards, gift cards or tickets to access anytime with just one tap.
From Send, you can transfer fund to your closest ones, as well as request money from them.
Finally, from Settings, you can check your activity, get bank information, use promo codes and many more.
Google Pay is a finalized version of Google Wallet and Android Pay. It ensures the best secure transactions possible and offers by far the easiest way to pay. The nearest competitor of Google Pay would be Samsung Pay and Apple Pay. However, both have their limitation to reach people out. Apple Pay supports only to some of their devices and also uses NFC communication to process the transactions. And, Samsung supports a couple of devices such as Note 8 & 9, S 8,9, 10.
Google Pay is on the verge of getting lots of attention rather than its competitors because of its availability. However, it’s not yet available all over the world. If you have any problems using Google Pay, see these list to check if your country is available or not.