Ride-hailing service Uber is dropping support for one mobile payment solution made by Google and picking up support for another solution made by the same company, it’s giving up on Google Wallet in favor of Android Pay. Uber is sending out emails to users in the United States that they will soon be able to pay for their rides using Android Pay.

Yes, Android Pay is an NFC-powered payment service that enables users to just tap their device on compatible readers to make the payment. Uber isn’t about to install readers in all of the cars that are registered with the service because that’s not required.

Unlike some of the other mobile payment services that don’t have this feature, Android Pay can also be used for in-app purchases, so all users have to do is configure their payment information with the service once and then use it to pay for purchases inside other applications.

That’s how it’s going to work inside the Uber app as well. Users will have to tap on the Pay button in the app to confirm that they will be paying using Android Pay, and then choose an active card from the list.

Uber has announced support for Android Pay just today and this feature is going to gradually go live for users over the next few weeks.

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