Google says that Android pay should be running on the mobile web “soon.” This means that users can pay for their online shopping with stored credit cards. In addition, new API support was added in the most recent version of Chrome. In a recent blog post, Pali Bhat, Google’s global head of payment products, wrote:
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.com, 1-800-Flowers.com and many more to come.
Moreover, Google announced new banks signing up for the services. Starting this week, Chase customers in the U.S. will be able to use the service. In the coming weeks, support will be offered for Santander and TSB customers in the UK. Furthermore, Google announced it will be part of Uber’s Payment Rewards program–so, between September 7th and October 15th, Android Pay users in the U.S. will get 50 percent off of 10 Uber rides. You can also tap your phone, scan your Walgreens Balance Rewards loyalty card and pay at the same time. Android Pay says more partners are on their way.Opinions expressed here by Contributors are their own.