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.

Add a payment method

You can add cards, bank accounts, and other payment methods to Google Pay.

Important: Some features only work with certain payment methods

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
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • 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.

Bank account
In some countries, you can add a bank account to Google Pay.
E-money, QUICPay, & iD

In Japan, if your device is Osaifu-Keitai compatible, you can use Google Pay in stores where merchants support e-money, QUICPay, and iD.

Learn more about how to add and manage payment methods. (JP only)

Direct carrier billing
Some mobile devices and service plans can use direct carrier billing to make purchases on Google Play and YouTube.

In the US and Germany, you can add PayPal as a payment method in the Google Pay app on an Android device.

To find out where you can add PayPal as a payment method in Google Play, check out Accepted payment methods on Google Play.

Gift cards & promo codes
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.
Payment types that won't work

You can't add these payment methods to Google Pay:

  • Wire transfers
  • Bank transfers
  • Western Union
  • Moneygram
  • 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'
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.
"Your transaction cannot be completed"
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.

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