PayPal Integration is Coming to Android Pay

Pablo Tucker
April 18, 2017

It's unclear which other regions will receive the feature, but Google says PayPal and Android Pay integration will begin rolling out to all users in the US over the coming weeks.

Using services like Android Pay, Samsung Pay, and Apple Pay was predicated on the fact that people had to have a credit or debit card. The PayPal deal may boost Google's mobile payments efforts, which have progressed in fits and starts.

Consumers in the U.S. will soon be able to use PayPal in Android Pay to make purchases at retailers in-store, in-app and online.

Android Pay and PayPal are partnering to let you use your PayPal account like you would regularly use Android Pay.

Android Pay and PayPal's mobile wallet also both compete against Samsung Pay, a lesser known mobile wallet from electronics giant Samsung. This makes PayPal a funding option when people use Android Pay in locations including Walgreens Boots Alliance drug stores and Dunkin' Donuts restaurants.

The deal follows other moves on PayPal's part to form partnerships with the major card networks, which also had similar goals of expanding PayPal's footprint by joining forces with the incumbents, instead of doing battle with them. PayPal has already been a payment service in the Google Play store for almost three years. PayPal will allow Android Pay users to tap that credit and debit cards stored in PayPal and to use any cash balances they keep there. All current Android devices that support Pay (4.4 KitKat and above) will have access to the PayPal integration.

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