When Google announced that it would support all major credit and debit cards, it was big news. What may have slipped under the radar, however, is that Mountain View also sent an open invitation to card issuers to sign up for tighter integration into the service. Today, Google is announcing that you can add your Discover card to Google Wallet directly from your account on Discover's website. You even get fancy card graphics now, too!

The process is stupid simple to set up:

To save your Discover Card to Google Wallet, just follow these short steps:

  1. Visit discover.com/googlewallet and sign into your Discover account
  2. Click “Add Your Card”
  3. Sign into your Google Account

And that’s it! You don’t even need to look up your credit card number, let alone type it in.

Not only does this process make it extremely easy for Discover card users to integrate their accounts, but it also demonstrates that the company is willing to work closely with Google to make its cards work. More card issuer support is always a good thing. Especially when certain other companies are fighting Wallet integration, and the council of doom consortium of virtually every retailer anyone cares about circles overhead like so many vultures.

The mobile payment landscape right now is more chaotic than its ever been. We'll see who comes out on top: Google with its Wallet program that's finally starting to materialize, the carriers with their ISIS payment plan that has yet to see the light of day, or Wal-Mart and its trillion-dollar alliance. Grab your favorite epic battle soundtrack. This is gonna be fun to watch.

Source: Google Commerce Blog