Google brings PayPal integration to Google Pay merchants for easy online transactions

If we're being nitpicky, it's the fact that that warning triggers a full-width red warning bar that renders RIGHT THROUGH THE NOTCH, too (you have to wonder how much testing was done for that).

Google has flicked the switch to enable easier PayPal integration for Google Pay merchants, allowing businesses to easily accept PayPal payments in 24 countries where customers can link PayPal to Google Pay.

Google lists some clear benefits from this new integration, including:

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  • Businesses can reach more customers, as there are many customers who’ve already got PayPal and can now seamlessly use it through Google Pay without finding their wallets and their cards.
  • Customers won’t need to sign in with PayPal once linked to their Google Pay accounts, making for a faster, easier checkout process.
  • Merchants will receive all the benefits of PayPal acceptance despite integrating with Google Pay, including instant settlement, no minimum processing requirements and seller protection.
  • Customers get more choices – pay by card, credit, PayPal and more.
  • Integration for merchants is as easy as adding a few simple lines of code.

The process gets a bit technical beyond that, but it’s anticipated most merchants that have already developed Google Pay integrations will be able to integrate PayPal into their Google Pay acceptance within a couple of hours.

For more info, head on over to the Google Developer pages.

Chris Rowland: @ozcjr Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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