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Android Pay is coming to the web via Chrome soon

Google has announced that Android Pay will soon be coming to the web, allowing customers to use the payment system at checkout through Chrome.

Published onSeptember 8, 2016


Android Pay adoption continues to grow with haste and it looks like the service’s next stop is going to be the web. Google has announced that it will be bringing Android Pay to the mobile web soon, starting with new API support in the latest version of the company’s Chrome web browser.

Google hasn’t stated exactly when the new payment option will go online and hasn’t dished out too many details about how things with work through a web browser. From the looks of it, Android Pay will only be supported by a selection of retail partners. So we won’t be buying all of our goodies online using Android Pay, at least not yet.

“We’re moving beyond mobile apps and bringing the simplicity and security of Android Pay onto the mobile web. Users will soon be able to speed through mobile checkout on Chrome using Android Pay on sites like Groupon, and many more to come.”

Another interesting, possibly related development, is that fingerprint support has also recently been spotted in the works for Chromebooks. It’s possible that this technology could also be incorporated into Google’s Chrome and web payment system in the future, in order to verify Android Pay transactions from Google’s laptop as well as mobile platforms.

Chrome OS looks to be gaining fingerprint sensor support
The Chrome OS logo.

Support for Android Pay has been growing quickly lately. Google has announced that support for more banks in on the way in the UK and US, with Santander and TSB support arriving in the next few weeks. In the US, Chase has just added support for its cards this week. Customers can now also pay for Uber rides with Android Pay, and Google is offering a 50 percent discount until October 15th.

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