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[Update: 11 more banks] Google Pay adds support for 13 more banks and credit unions in the US

Google Pay is continuously growing, with support for more banks and transit passes. The service is expanding again, with 13 new American banks and credit unions making their way to the already long list of partners. The below institutions have been added recently, as we didn't spot them in our most recent coverage.

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Chrome streamlines online payments with syncless Google account integration

The days of pulling out your wallet and tediously typing in credit card numbers are long gone. Google will happily save your card details to make it easier to splurge on internet shopping, and of course, to pay for Google services. Chrome is getting deeper payment integrations, which are now separate from Chrome Sync.

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You can now use your new Bank of America debit card before it even arrives in the mail

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[Update: 8 more banks] Google Pay adds 57 US banks and credit unions to its already enormous support list

Even though Google Pay is already supported by around 2,000 banks, Google somehow keeps finding new banks and credit unions to add. 14 more banks and credit unions in the US have been added with this update, though we fully expect to see even more in the coming weeks.

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Royal Bank of Canada starts rolling oot Google Pay support

We've received a smattering of reports this morning that the Royal Bank of Canada is (finally) rolling out support for Google Pay. Google's official list of supported banks in the country has yet to be updated to include RBC, but after teasing upcoming support last week, the bank itself has tweeted out a confirmation that Google Pay is live for RBC customers.

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Google Pay Send shutting down P2P transfers in the UK, but possible replacement in the works

While Google Pay lets you buy items in stores with your phone, Google Pay Send is more similar to Venmo or PayPal it allows you to send money to other Google users with just a few taps. The latter service was only available in three countries, and that will soon drop to two.

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Android Q Beta 4 turns your phone's power button into a wallet shortcut

Being a Samsung Pay user, I really appreciate how convenient it is to summon the app when I'm about to pay or need to show my membership card to the cashier. Indeed, a simple swipe up from the lock or home screen brings up my wallet. Apple and Google have taken a different approach, where their payment software is automatically launched when you place your device near an RFID reader. However, iOS users can also double tap the power button to bring up Apple Pay, which is — at least in my opinion — more convenient, as it lets you choose the card you want to pay with before completing the transaction.

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Google Pay makes it much easier for transit systems to work with it

Public transportation companies around the world are gaining support for Google's mobile payment system, ranging from Australia to New York City. However, in order for a transit card to work with Google Pay, the associated gantries need to support RFID identification, which isn't the case everywhere. To alleviate this issue, the company has worked on an open API that makes it easier for transit providers to digitize tickets, without the need for contactless capability.

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Google Pay adds support for 15 more banks across Europe, Asia, and Australia

Whether it's adding support for more banks or public transit cards, Google Pay is expanding, both in the US and across the world. The service continues to grow as fifteen more European, Asian, and Australian banks' payment cards now work with it.

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Google Files offers up to ₹1000 in India for sharing files offline

Google released its smart file manager back in 2017 with the purpose of helping people remove junk and clean up their device easily. In addition, the software also has a built-in sharing feature to send files across devices without the need for an Internet connection. The app passed more than 100 million downloads in January, but it seems the number isn't high enough for the company. Indeed, in order to encourage people to use Files, Google is offering up to ₹1,000 that can be used for later purchases.

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