PayPal is continuing its deep integration with Google Pay, allowing users to pay for items and services without ever exposing sensitive information or the extra step of logging in and leaving G Pay, as spotted by TechCrunch.
Keep in mind, there’s already PayPal support in G Pay. You can pay for items at a brick-and-mortar store using your PayPal account if it’s connected to your Gmail without ever having a physical card.
The new integration, which will go live later this year, will include apps like Gmail, YouTube, the Google Store, and any service using Google Pay, including peer-to-peer transfers as well as payments.
It’s an interesting partnership. PayPal will benefit from the additional transaction revenues, while Google will retain potential buyers who otherwise would abandon a transaction after learning PayPal isn’t supported. Essentially, PayPal plus Google can replace a traditional bank account, for some people. (Transaction limits and deposits are the only restrictions.)
After all, you can pay for things online using G Pay, too, but this just brings everything full circle.