Change which payment method to use

Applies to editions of Google Workspace and other paid subscriptions in your Google Admin console.

You can easily change which credit card or bank account you use to make automatic payments for your Google service. You can also reassign your backup credit card.

Switch to an existing payment method

If the payment method you want to switch to is already added to your Google billing account:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Billingand thenPayment accounts.
  3. Next to your subscription, click View payment methods.
  4. Locate the credit card or bank account you want to assign as your new primary or backup payment method.
  5. Below the card icon, click the Down arrow and select one of the following:

    • Primary—Makes the credit card or bank account your new primary payment method. From now on, Google will start charging this card or account for your automatic payments.
    • Backup (credit cards only)—Makes the credit card your backup method for automatic payments. If we try to charge your primary method and the charge is declined, we'll charge your backup card, instead.
      (Available only for a credit card that isn't currently your primary payment method)

If you change automatic payments from a bank account that has any pending payments (which appear as in progress on your payments page), the old bank account will still be debited.

Add a new payment method

If you haven't yet added the payment method to your billing account:

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