PayPal Becomes Payment Option for Google Play Store
Smartphone consumers who do not wish to pay for Android apps with their credit cards can now use PayPal instead. PayPal is considered one of the most trusted ways to pay for items online, and now it has teamed up with a large network of new buyers.
The PayPal payment option is going to be available in 12 countries initially, including the United States, Germany and Canada. It could expand to other countries in the future.
Through the new system, users can add their PayPal information into their Google Wallet accounts just like they would a credit card. When it comes time to make a purchase, a user will simply need to select PayPal as the payment method.
Some users may feel that this is an extra and unnecessary step, especially if they have the same credit cards in their PayPal account that they use in Google Wallet. In this case, it comes down to security. Some shoppers feel comfortable and confident using PayPal to make payments. They’d rather go the extra step to ensure their security.
If you have an Android phone, look for the PayPal option the next time you visit the Play Store.
The information contained within this article was accurate as of May 21, 2014. For up-to-date
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