Google Pay is testing tap and pay functionality for Card Payments option in India


Google Pay to soon launch tap and pay functionality for Card Payments option in India

Google Pay is a digital wallet platform and online payment system developed by Google to power in-app and tap-to-pay purchases on mobile devices, enabling users to make payments with Android phones, tablets, or watches. In addition to this, the service also supports passes such as coupons, boarding passes, student ID cards, event tickets, movie tickets, public transportation tickets, store cards, and loyalty cards.

As of January 8, 2018, the old Android Pay and Google Wallet have unified into a single-payer system called Google Pay.  Android Pay was rebranded and renamed as Google Pay. It also took over the branding of Google Chrome’s autofill feature. Google Pay adopts the features of both Android Pay and Google Wallet through its in-store, peer-to-peer, and online payment services.

According to Android Police, Google Pay is testing support for adding credit and debit cards. Users need to verify their card by entering the OTP they get from the bank to add their card to the app. Once registered, Google Pay brings tap and pay functionality that can be used at NFC-enabled terminals for making touchless payments using a smartphone. In addition, it was also known that the company has also created a support page that shows the details of the steps to add a credit or debit card to the Google Pay app.

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.

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.

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