New PayPal update finally brings Android Pay support

Google and PayPal announced last week that Android Pay support would be integrated withing the latter's mobile application, but an ETA wasn't given at the time.

Today, PayPal released a new update for its Android app, which finally brings Android Pay support for all users. In addition to MasterCard and Visa cards, Android users will now have a PayPal option available when they use Android Pay at an NFC terminal.

Before you start using Android Pay, you'll need to attach your PayPal account. You'll be guided step-by-step on how to do that by the Android app itself, so after you're done, you should be able to pay with your PayPal account when using Android Pay.

Keep in mind that when setting up your new payment method, a PayPal Discover card will be created for you to use in Android Pay. It's also worth mentioning that when linking your PayPal account to Android Pay, you can select the preferred location to draw fund from, which can be either your balance or your connected bank account.

If you don't have it already installed on your smartphone, you should go ahead and download PayPal app via Google Play to start using Android Pay.

source: Google Play

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4 Comments

1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Its about frikkin time.

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Nice! I like to use Paypal because they have my back before.

3. prosamuraiman

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 27, 2015

The author of the article should point out this is for the US only.

4. TheOracle1

Posts: 2259; Member since: May 04, 2015

For US cards perhaps, but it's still good news. One step at a time. Smart move by both parties and consumers too.

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