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April 19, 2017

PayPal extends partnership with Google for Android Pay support

By Patrick Brusnahan

Payments giant PayPal has extended its partnership with Google to allow its consumers use PayPal as a payment method in Android Pay in the US.

The partnership will enable US consumers to make payment with PayPal wherever Android Pay is accepted, in-store, in-app and online.

In a company blogpost, PayPal executive vice president and chief operating officer Bill Ready said: “This partnership will enable our customers to pay across even more contexts, and will extend PayPal’s mobile leadership and reach as consumers become more comfortable shopping and buying on their mobile devices.

“PayPal and Google have been forging a strong partnership since PayPal was added as a payment method within Google Play nearly three years ago and we’re excited for this next phase of our relationship.”

In the initial phase, consumers will be able to pay using their PayPal balance. Later on, the company will add the ability to use cards that have been stored in PayPal account.

The integration is supported on Android OS 4.4 and higher versions, including KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.

PayPal is also extending its collaboration with Wells Fargo to enable their joint customers to pay with Wells Fargo credit or debit card for contactless payments in-store.

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