Mobile payments are becoming a heated market and more of a mainstay for consumers. PayPal has long been one of our favorite online payment methods and Android Pay is a new kid on the block with mobile payments. Today, they’ve announced they have joined forces. “In the coming weeks,” you will be able to add your PayPal credentials into Android Pay as an official payment source when using NFC-based transactions.
The announcement comes as great news for consumers that use NFC terminals at many of their favorite stores like Dunkin’ Donuts and Walgreens. This new method of payment should support any center that already allows Android Pay. The integration seems as simple as PayPal and your funds will function exactly like your current debit and credit cards. You will then see PayPal as an option any time you try to use your phone at your local retailer.
What’s nice about this new addition is that it will allow users who aren’t using an Android Pay-supported bank still get access to Android Pay, even if it will be just a little more complicated.
The new features should arrive in a future update to all version of Android running 4.4 Kit Kat or above. That’s Lolipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat for the foodies out there. Also…we are looking at you Apple to see this come to Apple Pay “soon.” Happy and easy shopping when this Android Paly update hits!