Mobile payment apps are becoming popular as they save us time from the hassle of using different modes of payments each time a payment needs to be made. If you use Google Pay, there’s good news, you can now add PayPal to your Google Pay account and make a payment.
Not only this, you can even use PayPal to pay for things across the Google ecosystem including Gmail, YouTube, and the Google Store.
Google Pay supports PayPal in 24 countries.
Here’s how to link PayPal to Google Pay and while doing so what you need to be aware of.
How to add PayPal to Google Pay
To connect your PayPal account to Google Pay, you’ll first need to install Google Pay app. Once installed follow the steps to add PayPal to Google Play:
- Launch Google Pay app on your Android and iPhone.
- Tap cards/Payment at the bottom right of the screen.
- Next, tap ‘+’ button to add the payment method. If you cannot see PayPal select add other payment methods. Here, you will be able to see PayPal as a new option
- Tap it.
5. Enter PayPal credentials and log in
6. Tap Next and enter a PIN.
7. This will link your PayPal account.
8.After this, you will have to set the default top-up amount and the account from which top-up will be charged.
9, Tap Agree & Continue.
You’re all set. PayPal is not added to Google Pay.
How to change PayPal settings in Google Pay
Once PayPal is added to your Google Pay account you can make payment. To see recent activity, remove the PayPal account head to cards tab. However, if you wish to make any changes to PayPal account like changing a top-up account or PIN you will have to do it from the PayPal app.
To do so, open PayPal app > Settings. Select Google Pay. From here enable or disable Automatic top-up, change the default value and billing account.
Benefits of PayPal being added to Google Pay
Enjoy seamless shopping: Now you can use PayPal in all the places you love to shop. Be it stores or places where contactless payments are accepted. Simply look for the symbol, hold your phone near it and you are done. You’ll see a checkmark once payment is confirmed.
Make payments without signing in: Once PayPal account is added to Google Pay whenever you are shopping using the Chrome browser you can make a payment without signing into PayPal. Simply tap the PayPal button at checkout and hurray you are done.
What are the limitations of PayPal and Google Pay?
For now, you can use PayPal in selected countries only. This means if you are trying to make payment to a friend who doesn’t have PayPal things might not work.
Second, if you do not have enough balance in PayPal to make a transaction the top-up the amount you select will automatically be added to the balance. However, you can transfer this extra amount back to your bank.
So, this was how you can add PayPal to your Google Pay account. Remember as a part of the process you’ll have to create a four-digit PIN that will be used to verify purchases. Also, you need to specify a top-up amount if you don’t have the amount required to make the transaction.