PayPal is teaming up with Google Pay Android to expand mobile payment platforms across both digital businesses and brick-and-mortar stores. The partnership will see PayPal become available as a payment method within the Android Pay service, allowing US users to pay for a range of services through their phone.


The integration of PayPal and Android Pay is significant. This provides an instant boost to PayPal’s already impressive offering. However, there are some markets and countries where PayPal has yet to be hacked. and this partnership represents «the next logical step in our quest to partner with everyone in the ecosystem.»

How will it work for you? Android Pay will allow Android users to choose their PayPal balance as their payment method. This will include cards added directly to the user’s PayPal account in the coming months. PayPal CEO Dan Schulman sees this integration as key to getting customers to use PayPal more than the current average of two or three transactions per month.

The PayPal and Android Pay partnership comes as the online payments giant confirms its mobile app will add NFC support.

PayPal and Android Pay users will be able to use the new integration at retail chains such as Walgreens, Dunkin’ Donuts and Uber.

Benefits for everyone

In general, this is a serious step for all interested parties. PayPal and Android Pay users get an improved and enhanced service. Companies themselves gain more influence by entering previously untapped markets. The ease of adding PayPal balances and cards to Android Pay could well encourage more retailers to accept digital payments. standard apps that many big tech companies like Apple, Samsung and Amazon support

PayPal integration is supported on Android 4.4 and above, including KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.

Do you use Android Pay? Is the PayPal integration a good move? Will the new partnership see you move to Android Pay? Or are you using a different digital wallet? Let us know your thoughts below!

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