Google makes payments easier with its new feature, Google Pay tokenisation. With this, users can use the “Tap-to-pay” feature on NFC-enabled POS terminals and online merchants to make the payment.
To make this happen, Google and Visa have come together. This is for Google pay users. to roll out the feature for Google Pay users. Fo now, those who have SBI and Axis cards, can use the feature. Other banks might come soon.
Sajith Sivanandan, Business Head: Google Pay and NBU – India said in a release,
“We’re committed to offer the most secure payments experience to our growing base of users, and tokenization helps to replace sensitive data such as credit and debit card numbers with tokens, eliminating any chances of fraud. We are hopeful that the tokenisation feature will further encourage users to transact securely and safely in the current times, and expand merchant transactions both online and offline,”.
Google Pay tokenisation
Witb the feature, the Android users can use their debit or credit card to make payments. This is possible via a secure digital token attached to their handset. So, it eases the process of giving cards or its details.
Google in a post,
“The feature also works with online merchants, delivering more native and seamless OTP experiences without any redirects to 3D Secure sites,”.
It added, “With tokenisation, Google Pay will enable safe and secure omnichannel experiences to help consumers,”
Also, as per Google, users can use the Near-field communication (NFC) capable Android devices/ phones to make contactless payments at over 2.5 million Visa merchant locations.
How to enable it
To enable Tap to pay on smartphone, Google Pay users will need to set up their card details. For this, follow, Tap Settings > Payment methods > Add card.
So, on completing the registration, one can use the feature to make payments at terminals where NFC is enable.
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