In a bid to expand its reach, Android Pay has partnered with Visa and Mastercard to allow the easier payment option at “hundreds of thousands of new sites” where Visa Checkout or Masterpass are accepted. However, users will have to wait till early 2017 for the integration to show up inside the Android Pay app, Google said in a blog post.
This effectively means that Android Pay users will be able to perform easier and faster checkouts by just authenticating their fingerprint, and no additional details, wherever Visa Checkout or Masterpass are accepted. “No longer will users have to remember multiple usernames and passwords in order to checkout, saving them time and hassle,” the search giant said in its post.
In addition to Android Pay users, this integration will also ease up the transaction process for retailers and merchants by reducing the time taken for each transaction significantly.
“Android Pay’s open platform also makes the payment integration easy for merchants and developers. Merchants who have enabled Visa Checkout or Masterpass on their sites will instantly benefit from these enhanced payment experiences as the buttons will update automatically. And just as apps such as Fancy and Luxe have seen with Android Pay, these merchants can look forward to faster checkout times, fewer abandoned carts, higher conversions and increased sales,” Google said.