Google Pay, the combined payments system launched by world’s largest tech giant Google, is now being rolled out on the web for desktop and iOS devices. While it is already available on Chrome and Android, the new update will make it work for other browsers too such as Firefox and Safari.
Google pay faces sharp competition from Apple Pay and Samsung Pay as its ace rivals. At the time of launch, Google had hinted the debut of the unified payment platform on all its product, including Chrome. But now several months after launch, Google is finally bringing “Buy with Google Pay” buttons to other desktop browsers and iOS as well.
Google Pay Brings Platform Independence
With the latest change, Google Pay will be expanding its scope. There is an added functionality that will sync card details automatically from whichever platform the user will log on to his Google account, making it faster to check out at online retailers that work with Google Pay.
The credit or debit card added by the user associated with Google account will also be available on other platforms-irrespective of the browser, user will choose to make payments. This simply means you will not have to update details everytime you move from Chrome to Safari or use an iOS or move to Android device.
However, there are some features of Google Pay that will remain exclusive to Chrome such as automatic filling of billing and shipping information. Moreover, Google Pay for Android also has some exclusive features as it lets speedy checkout in grocery stores, convenience outlets and several other places that accept contactless payments with compatible devices. Similarly, the payment platform for Android provides exciting offers and promotions to users of countries like Canada, UK, USA, Russia, and Poland.