Recently, Google has been busy updating the Google Pay app to support desktops, in addition to its popular mobile support. Today, Google Pay is compatible with most major markets, service stations and department stores. Google Pay is a digital wallet and online payment system, developed by Google for phones, watches and desktop computers.
Despite all its capabilities, setting up a Google Pay profile is quite simple.
WHAT DO I NEED TO CONFIGURE GOOGLE PAY APP?
First, you need a debit/credit card / PayPal account, a device compatible with Google Pay (Android phones not rooted with KitKat 4.4 and higher, Wear OS watch or a PC / Mac), an Internet connection and finally, a Google account.
Unfortunately, Google Pay app is not compatible with iOS devices for in-store payments. However, you can download and use G Pay Send, which allows you to send and receive payments using Google Pay, similar to applications such as Square Cash and Venmo.
HOW CAN I ADD GOOGLE PAY CARDS?
To start on a mobile device, download the Google Pay app from Play Store on Android. From there, log in to the G Pay application and start adding your preferred card (s). First, touch the “Cards” option in the lower right corner, then touch the blue plus sign – from there you can take a picture of your card and have it added by Google, or enter it manually.
If you want to use G Pay on the web, look for websites with a “Buy with G Pay” badge and check all of your card information from the Google Pay account page.
WHERE CAN I USE GOOGLE PAY?
In the real world, you can use Google Pay app anywhere you see a credit card terminal with these symbols. From there, all you have to do is move your phone or look up to the terminal’s contact point, then wait for the blue mark that indicates that your information has been received from the Google Pay account.
IF I CANNOT PAY IN THE STORE WITH AN IPHONE, WHAT CAN I DO WITH G PAY?
There is only one solution to use G Pay with an iPhone and that requires a compatible and compatible Wear OS watch (with an NFC chip). Otherwise, you can only send and receive payments between G Pay users.
CAN I USE BOARDING PASS, EVENT TICKETS, REWARD CARDS, ETC.?
If you can. However, these must be supported by who provided them. You can see a complete list of compatible services here.
Does GOOGLE PAY INSURANCE?
For those of you who care about merchants who have your credit card number when they touch to pay, this is how Google protects your information: a temporary encrypted number is shared with merchants, never the real number.
If you lose your phone completely, you can access the Android Device Manager from any computer with which you log in to your Google account. From there, you can remotely block, locate or delete your phone and all its contents.