PayPal is one of the most widely used services for making payments and transferring money. It’s used by tens of millions of people across the globe. The company continues to expand its partnerships in order to make it easier for people to use PayPal. It has now confirmed that it’s extending its partnership with Google which will enable users to opt for PayPal as a payment method in Google’s mobile payments service Android Pay.
PayPal and Google forged their partnership around three years ago when PayPal was added as a payment method in Google Play. PayPal users will be able to use the service as a payment method in Android Pay anywhere they can use Google’s payment service in-store, in-app, and online.
Customers in the United States will be able to use PayPal in Android Pay at retailers like Walgreens and Dunkin’ Donuts. Initially, users will be able to pay using their PayPal balance. In the coming months, they will also be allowed to pay with cards that have been stored with PayPal.
This feature will be enabled by PayPal’s recent tokenization partnerships with major card networks. PayPal support for Android Pay is going to be supported on devices powered by Android version 4.4 or higher, this includes KitKat, Marshmallow, and Nougat.