It's been possible to flex your credit cards through Android Pay for a while now, but the PayPal collaboration means this will now be offered as a payment option as well. "After the successful launch with Android Pay past year, which built on our existing integration with Google Play, our teams came together to enable this new experience, which will allow customers in the USA who add PayPal to any one of Google's services to be able to pay across the Google ecosystem, anywhere that PayPal is offered as a payment method, with only minimal setup".
"PayPal and Google Pay share common goals of creating simple payment solutions across our platforms that enable people to shop more seamlessly", says Bill Ready, COO and EVP, PayPal.
PayPal is clearly hoping this will boost the number of transactions carried out each day through its service, and therefore the revenue it earns every time a payment is made. Do you use PayPal daily or even weekly? Often, the easiest way to pay for something is by using a digital payment method, and it's always nicer to have that flexibility.
It follows an earlier partnership between PayPal and Android Pay and builds on the wider ties that PayPal has been building with leading payment networks, financial institutions and technology companies. PayPal announced the $2.2 billion deal last week. iZettle is now in a dozen markets outside of the United States, giving PayPal a greater foothold in those countries. However the good news for PayPal users is that if you wanted to keep using PayPal across Google's other apps and services, you now can as both companies have recently announced that they will be deepening their partnership.