Google Pay finally releases contactless NFC-based payments in India

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After testing the feature for about a month Google Pay finally releases contactless NFC-based payments in India

Last month we reported Google Pay is testing tap and pay functionality for the Card Payments option in India. Now as XDA Developers reported, Indian Google Pay users will now be able to use contactless NFC-based payments. The official page reads that You can add, remove, or update your credit and debit cards within your Google Pay account.

To add a card on Google Pay you need to go to Settings and then Payment methods and then Add card. It is worth knowing that only Axis Visa cards and SBI Visa credit cards can be added to your payment methods. International cards aren’t supported by Google Pay at this time. The feature will ensure that users don’t have to share their card details with merchants, thereby preventing misuse.

Adding your card to Google Pay will register your card for Tokenized card payments for the cases like Tap & Pay at NFC enabled terminals, QR code-based payments at merchants, Mobile Recharges on Google Pay and Online payments on 3rd party merchants where Google Pay is supported.

We’re committed to offer the most secure payments experience to our growing base of users, and tokenization helps tor replace sensitive data such as credit and debit card numbers with tokens, eliminating any chance of fraud. We are hopeful that the tokenization feature will further encourage users to transact securely and safely in the current times, and expand merchant transactions both online and offline.

Sajith Sivanandan, Business Head, Google Pay and NBU, India, said in a statement

The new tap-to-pay feature in Google Pay has been developed in partnership with Visa and other banking partners, and it’s currently available for all Axis and SBI card users. Other banks, including Kotak, are expected to follow suit in the near future.

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