As of June 15th, you can no longer send, request, receive, claim, or withdraw money with the old Google Pay app. For these features and more, download the new Google Pay app and visit for tips and support.

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  1. Why use Google Pay to pay in stores?
    Google Pay is the fast, easy, and secure way to pay on sites, in apps, and in stores using the cards saved to your Google Account. To use Google Pay to pay in stores, you'll need an Android phone. Don’t worry about your credit card rewards -- you get the same benefits using your card through Google Pay as you would scanning your card the old-fashioned way. With Google Pay, you can also save your loyalty cards, gift cards, and tickets and pay for transit using your phone.  What you can do with Google Pay in stores Check out No need to dig out your wallet. Just unlock your phone, hold the back of your phone close to the terminal for a few seconds, and follow the instructions to check out in supermarkets, pharmacies, and other stores. Use loyalty & gift cards Earn points and redeem gift cards at your favorite stores. Learn how to add loyalty and gift cards to Google Pay. Use flight or event tickets Add flight or event tickets directly to Google Pay. Whether you’re at the airport or in line outside the concert or big game, all you need is your phone to gain entry. Learn how to use flight or event tickets. Pay for transit Add convenience to your commute by saving your train or bus tickets in Google Pay. Need help getting started? To get started with Google Pay, check out this step-by-step article. Contact us with any questions or if you need help getting started.
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  2. Where & how to use Google Pay in stores
    Not sure which stores let you use Google Pay on your phone to check out? Google Pay is accepted at more places than you think. Millions, in fact. It works in select supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, clothing stores, gas stations, beauty shops, and other retailers that accept mobile payments.See a list of major stores that accept Google Pay. In eligible countries on Android devices, you can use Google Pay to pay in stores anywhere you see one of these logos:     Google Pay symbol          Contactless symbol           Tap and pay      To use Google Pay in stores, all you need is an eligible Android phone with the Google Pay app downloaded.  How Google Pay works 1. Install or open the app If you don’t have the Google Pay Android app, download it. When you first open the Google Pay app, we’ll walk you through how to get started. Learn more about setting up Google Pay. 2. Add a card Find out how to add a card or see a list of supported cards. How does it work? When you add a card to the Google Pay app, the card is assigned a virtual account number. This is the number that is actually shared with the store you're purchasing from, adding an extra layer of security to keep your account info safe. Even though the virtual account number is unique, you’ll still get the same rewards associated with your account. 3. Check out at a store When you’re asked to pay, just unlock your phone and hold the back of it close to the payment terminal until you see a blue check mark. How does it work? Google Pay uses near-field communication (NFC) to send your card data to the payment terminal. The system reads your virtual account number and sends it to your bank to confirm the info. The bank confirms the transaction. It all happens in a couple of seconds. Learn more about how to pay in stores or find out what we do to help protect your card info. Find your charges & transactions To find a list of payments you made in stores using Google Pay: Open the Google Pay app . Tap Menu  Activity. How purchases appear on your bank statement Google Pay purchases made in stores appear on your bank statement the same as they would if you made them using your physical card.
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  3. Is Google Pay secure?
    Google Pay protects your payment info with multiple layers of security, using one of the world’s most advanced security infrastructures to help keep your account safe. Everything we make is protected with powerful built-in security technologies that help detect and block threats like spam, malware, and viruses from ever reaching you. Curious about how Google Pay helps keep your info safe? Read on to learn what happens when you add a card and when you pay in stores. When you add a card Here’s what happens when you add a card to Google Pay using the app. On your device The Google Pay app doesn’t store the physical number on your card, instead assigning it a unique virtual account number. To make most payments, you’ll need to unlock your phone. This is an extra layer of security in case your phone is stolen. If your phone is ever lost or stolen, you can find, lock, or erase it remotely using Find My Device. On our servers Google services are continuously protected by one of the world’s most advanced security infrastructures. This built-in security detects and prevents online threats, so you can be confident your personal information is secure. Learn more about Google’s security infrastructure. When you pay in stores Your card number isn’t shared At check out, Google Pay shares the virtual account number assigned to your card with the retailer. They use this number to get the payment from your bank. Your physical card number isn’t shared with the retailer. Your info is delivered to the payment terminal only Google Pay uses near-field communication (NFC) to send your payment info to the retailer. NFC only works within a few inches of another device. This way, your info can’t be stolen. More info about security Learn more about how you can keep your info safe using Google Pay.
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  4. How to get Google Pay on your phone
    To pay in stores using your phone, you'll need to make sure Google Pay is downloaded and set up on your phone first. Get the Google Pay app on your Android phone. It only takes a few minutes to set up Google Pay on your phone. You'll need your credit or debit card info handy to get the app set up. In-store payments through Google Pay only work on eligible Android phones right now. Does Google Pay work on your phone? To use Google Pay to pay in stores, you need an Android phone equipped with near-field communications (NFC) and host card emulation (HCE) work. Not sure if your phone works? Check if your phone can make in-store purchases.
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  5. Get started using Google Pay in stores
    Ready to get started using Google Pay to buy in stores? Getting set up is easy and should only take a few minutes. Just follow the steps below. Step 1: Set up the app Make sure your phone is running Android Lollipop (5.0) or higher and meets the requirements to pay in stores. Download the Google Pay app. Open the app and follow the instructions. Step 2: Add a payment method If you didn’t add a payment method when you set up the app or want to add another payment method, here’s how to add one. Open the Google Pay app. At the bottom, tap Payment. Tap + Payment method. Choose the type of payment method. Take a picture of your card. You can also enter the details manually. If you have trouble adding a card, make sure your card is on the list of supported cards. Step 3: Add passes You can add loyalty cards, gift cards, offers, and tickets to your Google Pay. Add loyalty or gift cards Open the Google Pay app. At the bottom, tap Passes. At the bottom, tap + Pass. For loyalty cards, tap Loyalty program. For gift cards, tap Gift card. Find the merchant or program name and tap it. Follow the onscreen instructions. Your loyalty card will show up in Google Pay. Learn how to use loyalty or gift cards. Add offers or tickets If you see G Pay Save to Google Pay in a retailer’s app or on their website, tap it. Learn how to use offers or tickets. Step 4: Make your first payment Shop at any store that accepts contactless payments. Here’s a list of major stores that accept Google Pay. When you’re ready to check out, unlock your phone and hold the back of it to the payment terminal screen until you see a blue checkmark on your phone. If prompted, follow the instructions on the payment terminal. Learn more about how to pay in stores.
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