Google Pay Expands “Buy Now, Pay Later” In The United States Along With Other New Features

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Over the years, Google Pay has built a strong position as the platform of choice for executing online transactions. According to Statista, the Google-owned digital payments platform makes up around 80 percent of online payments. In Poland and the United States, the app accounts for 40 and 31 percent of online payments or at POS, respectively. To reinforce its position, the app has launched three new features, including “Buy now, pay later,” showcasing all credit benefits in one place, and protecting autofill with biometric authentication.

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Google Pay Gets “Buy Now Pay Later”

Google Pay Gets Buy Now Pay Later

Over the last few years, “buy now, pay later” has become a popular payment option. Earlier this year, Google Pay included a couple of such options, including Affirm and Zip, that showed up while checking out. Now, the payment platform has expanded the feature to include even more merchant sites and Android apps across the United States. 

While the feature isn’t available for Indian users, there’s a good chance it will arrive sooner or later. Popular e-commerce platforms, such as Amazon and Flipkart, already offer the “buy now, pay later” feature. Indian startup Simpl, which also allows users to convert their spending into EMIs, is also gaining quite a lot of traction. 

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Google Pay Now Shows All Credit Card Benefits At One Place

Google Pay Now Shows All Credit Card Benefits At One Place

For those with multiple credit cards with different benefits, Google Pay will now showcase them on the checkout page. Starting immediately, Capital One and American Express cardholders checking out on Google desktop will see select benefits for their cards in the autofill dropdown menu. This will help them pick the best-suited card that offers the relevant benefits. 

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Autofill Gets Biometric Protection

Autofill Gets Biometric Protection

Finally, Google Pay users will now be able to fill in their card details with a fingerprint, face scan (on iPhones via Face ID), or a PIN. Autofill on Chrome and Android will now help users save time during checkout, allowing them to fill in their shipping, billing, and payment details, but protected with the biometric or PIN option mentioned above. Users can also set up device unlock, a feature that will ask them to unlock their device before revealing their card details.

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Shikhar MehrotraShikhar Mehrotra
A tech enthusiast at heart, Shikhar Mehrotra has been writing news since college for an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Over the last four years, he has worked with several national and international publications, including Republic World, and ScreenRant, writing news, how-to explainers, smartphone comparisons, reviews, and list-type articles. When he is not working, Shikhar likes to click pictures, make videos for his YouTube channel, and watch the American sitcom Friends.

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