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May 16, 2014updated 04 Apr 2017 4:07pm

Google to accept PayPal payments on play store

Google announced that it will now accept payments from Ebay's PayPal on its online marketplace Google Play Store.

By Verdict Staff

Google announced that it will now accept payments from Ebay’s PayPal on its online marketplace Google Play Store.

The firm is introducing PayPal payment option across 12 countries, including the US, Germany, and Canada, however, the purchases through the option are limited to apps, games, music, and movies.

The user is required to select PayPal as an option in their Google Wallet, before feeding in the PayPal account login to make purchases on Google Play Store.

"Our goal is to provide users with a frictionless payment experience, and this new integration is another example of how we work with partners from across the payments industry to deliver this to the user," Google said.

In addition, the company has also expanded its Carrier billing service to seven more countries including Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan. The service, allowing users to add their Google Play purchase charges directly to their phone bill, is now available in 24 countries.

Google is also enabling app developers from additional 13 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia and Turkey to sell their applications on Google Play Store, besides increasing the buyer currency support to 28 countries.

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