In order to make Android Pay a standalone mobile payment solution for e-commerce sites, Google just announced a partnership with Visa and MasterCard that will allow Android users to make payments on any website where Visa Checkout and MasterCard Masterpass are accepted. This means you no longer need to make credit and debit card transactions to make online purchases. Instead, you can complete them directly from your phone with the help of Android Pay.
For those who don’t know, Android Pay was introduced by Google as a simple and efficient payment solution to make payments directly from your phone. Just like its rivals Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, the payment solution links your account from your phone. Using the app, you can easily make your purchases directly from the phone without any need to remember account password and other login details.
However, there were a few websites that supported Android Pay. But now with newly introduced Visa Checkout and Masterpass support, the payment solution is expanding its reach to more and more websites, thus, making it extremely easy to shop online.
From now on, there is no need to remember lengthy passwords for individual platforms. Instead you directly make payments from Android Pay with just a few taps and fingerprint authentication from your phone.
Also, since everything is handled on payment platform end, e-commerce sites don’t have to make any additional changes. Buttons will be added on the platform automatically.
According to Google, the integration will be rolled out in early 2017. So, if any of you is excited to get his hands on the newly introduced Android Pay feature, you will have to wait for some time. However, one thing is pretty clear that the newly introduced features will change the way Android Pay works. As, there are plenty of e-com sites that support Visa Checkout and MasterCard Masterpass, we’ll see a tremendous increase in the number of users using the app. In any way, it will be interesting to see the new integration make its debut on the popular payment platform.
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