PayPal and Alphabet Google deepened their relationship with a new agreement that enables payments through the tap of a phone from PayPal accounts at thousands of new retail locations.
The partnership lets PayPal users link their accounts to Android Pay, Google’s digital wallet, on smartphones running most versions of the Android operating system. This makes PayPal a funding option when people use Android Pay in locations including Walgreens Boots Alliance drug stores and Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants. PayPal was added as a payment method for Google’s Play app and digital content store almost three years ago.
Now people will have the option of linking their PayPal accounts to Android Pay, giving PayPal additional reach. Meanwhile, Google hopes the move will make Android Pay attractive to more users amid its battle with rival ApplePay, a similar service that that has no PayPal partnership.
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