'Pay with Google' launched for faster checkouts

Posted October 24, 2017

The "Pay with Google" program is integrated with apps and websites in Chrome to make the payments checkout a lot simpler for you.

You'll then be prompted to confirm the payment with a security code on your Android phone.

'Pay with Google' has launched for Android users worldwide to speed up online checkouts on mobile devices.

Developers can find all the information they need to add support for the new API to their apps on the Google Developers site.

It means that you can now stump up for goods within apps or websites by simply pressing the "Pay with Google" button.

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The technology making this possible, the Google Payment API, was first announced this May at Google's I/O developer conference. But the APIs behind Google Payments are available globally, so it's possible that the service is launching globally too.

According to Google's latest Transparency Report, the level of HTTPS traffic on its Chrome web browser on Android has increased by half in the past year alone, up from 42 per cent to 64 per cent. Google says that security has always been one of the core principles of Chrome and points out that it was found to be the most secure browser in two recent studies when looking at multiple aspects of security. "Our goal is to enable users to pay with their Google account across devices, platforms and interfaces". "Then, the merchant will handle all the details just like any other purchase", explained Pali Bhat, Google's vice president of product management for its payments division. It'll work with 15 different services (shown below) across the US, UK, and Brazil, including Airbnb, Deliveroo, Instancart, Kayak, Fancy, HotelTonight, StubHub, JustEat, and Papa John's, with more coming soon.

The current payment partners include PayPal's Braintree, Stripe, Vantiv, Worldpay, Adyen, and Groupe Paysafe.