Google has announced that it’s partnered with Visa and Mastercard to enable support for its Android Pay mobile payments service across more sites.
The tie-up will see Android Pay, which lets mobile users make payments while shopping online by entering a single password or authorizing them with their fingerprints, work on ‘hundreds of thousands of new sites’ where Visa Checkout or Masterpass wallet transactions are accepted.
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To use it, you’ll need to first link your Visa Checkout or Masterpass account with the Android Pay app. It’ll become available in early 2017.
With that, Google is set to rival other quick payment solutions like PayPal’s cross-platform OneTouch and Apple Pay for iOS. The company is working quickly to expand Android Pay to reach more users, having made it available in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong in recent months, as well as adding support for Chase Visa cards in September.
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