You can add cards, bank accounts, and other payment methods to Google Pay.
Tip: In some cases, you can add cards through some bank apps and websites. Check with your bank for more details.
How you can pay using certain features
Important: The send or receive money feature is only available in the U.S. For the U.S. territories, this feature is supported only if the debit card was issued under a U.S.-licensed bank.
Credit & debit cards
- American Express
- Discover (U.S. only)
- JCB (Japan and U.S. only)
- Visa Electron (outside U.S. only)
- Elo credit cards (Brazil only; Elo debit cards aren’t accepted)
The types of cards accepted by Google services vary by location and product.
View supported payment methods for contactless purchases by country.
Note: You might notice temporary charges on your card when using a credit or debit card.
In some countries, you can add a bank account to Google Pay.
E-money, QUICPay, & iD
Direct carrier billing
Some mobile devices and service plans can use direct carrier billing
to make purchases on
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In some countries, you can use PayPal to pay for some Google products and in participating stores, apps, and websites.
Gift cards & promo codes
Payment types that won't work
You can save your gift cards in Google Pay
and use them in stores, in apps, and on the web. You can also use Google Pay promo codes.
Google Play gift cards and promo codes can be used to make purchases on Google Play in certain countries
. They can't be used with other Google products like Google Voice or Project Fi. If you redeem a gift card or promo code, it will show in Google Pay as your Google Play balance.
You can't add these payment methods to Google Pay:
- Wire transfers
- Bank transfers
- Western Union
- Virtual credit cards (VCC)
- Health savings account (HSA)
- Any escrow type of payment
- Prepaid cards if you use automatic payments
Fix a problem
'Request failed. Something went wrong' or 'Trouble verifying your payment method'
"Your transaction cannot be completed"
If you see this error message, try to add a different payment method. See above for accepted payment methods. If you're still having issues, contact us
If you see this error message, try again later or try a different payment method.
'Trouble verifying your payment method'
If you see this error message, try to add a different payment method. See above for accepted payment methods.
Already seeing payment methods
New to Google Pay and already seeing payment methods? If you paid for something through Google in the past, Google Pay saved your card.