Add Credit Cards to Google Wallet with Your Smartphone Camera

Add Credit Cards to Google Wallet with Your Smartphone Camera

December 16, 2013         Written By Bill Hardekopf

Consumers can now add a credit card to Google Wallet just by taking a photo of it, thanks to a new iOS update.

With the use of the new Google Wallet app in the iOS app store, users can scan in their credit card information just by snapping a photo with their iPhone camera. The app automatically fills in the number and expiration date from the front of the card so users no longer have to enter the information manually.

This new update also allows users to withdraw money at ATMs and spend their money at millions of MasterCard locations. In addition, it gives Wallet users a chance to sign into Google Wallet when using other Google-based iOS apps, thanks to the development of a single sign-on.

Google has been trying to ramp up Wallet’s technology for some time, offering purchase protection, 24 hour fraud monitoring, PIN security and much more. This latest development makes the already free app even more appealing to users with Google Wallet.

This update is also available on the Android market, which is supported by Google. Log into Google Play on your phone if you would like to download it.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of December 16, 2013. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


About Bill Hardekopf

Bill Hardekopf is the CEO of and covers the credit card industry from all perspectives. Bill has been involved with personal finance for over 15 years. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, The Street and The Christian Science Monitor.
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