Even though it is 18-month-old, Android Pay gained large influence due to the notoriety and expertise of its founder, Google. As of recently, the digital wallet platform partnered with the dominant figure in its industry, namely PayPal. Together, they want to unlock more paying facilities for mobile users than ever before. By uniting their forces, the result will be a network of mobile payments that can enable users to take control of their finances right from their mobile devices.
Android Users Will Be Able to Manage Their Mobile Payments to Uber, Walgreens, and other Services
On Tuesday, Google announced through a blog post its latest project in the financial department. The key players in this work were Android Pay and PayPal. This partnership enables users to take advantage of all the benefits of having an account on the leading online payment platform on the mobile gadgets as well.
“People in the U.S. can simply link their PayPal account to use with Android Pay.”
The feature is available for U.S. citizens only for now. As a consequence, they will be able to tap into PayPal features directly from their Android Pay service. Thus, they can manage their payments to various businesses such as Uber, Subway, Walgreens, and a lot of others right from their smartphones.
During the initial stage, users will be able to appoint their PayPal balance as their primary method of mobile payments. However, in the upcoming months, the service will extend to the point where users can employ the cards recorded on their PayPal account as well. Moreover, Discover is the partner that facilitates the integration. As a consequence, Android users will be able to make use of this new project wherever Discover and Android Pay are accepted.
PayPal Is on a Rampage to Seal Deals with Major Card Networks
This new deal is just the latest one in a wave of partnerships between digital wallets. PayPal is on a rampage to form connections with international card networks. For instance, it was only last summer when the service united forces with Visa to allow customers to pay in stores with their smartphones. More than that, users are able to withdraw money in an instant if they connect a Venmo account to their Visa Card. The same strategy was applied in PayPal’s partnership with MasterCard.
In 2016, PayPal recorded impressive numbers within the mobile environment thanks to its work with Apple Pay. The company registered $102 billion in mobile payments, and there were two billion transactions of mobile payments as well. These figures will surely increase as soon as the collaboration with Android Pay goes live.
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