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Add, edit, or remove a payment method

A payment method, such as a credit card, debit card, or bank account, is a way to:

  • Pay for Google products and services.
  • Get paid for products or services you sell through Google.

To see your forms of payment, sign in to Payment methods.

If you’re an admin or full-access user, you can add, edit, or remove payment methods.

Add a payment method

You add your first payment method when you buy something from Google or sign up for a paid Google service.

You can then add additional credit cards, debit cards, bank accounts, and other payment methods.

  1. Check to make sure the card or bank account you want to add is on the list of accepted payment methods.
  2. Sign in to Payment methods.
  3. Choose Add a payment method.
  4. Enter payment method details and follow any instructions.
    • If you’re adding a card: You may see a small "pending" charge on your bank account. This helps us verify your card. It will disappear later and won’t affect your account balance.
    • If you’re adding a bank account in the United States: You might be asked to verify your account through instant verification, where you securely share your banking credentials with Google for 24 hours. If you have trouble using instant verification, try the test deposit.
  5. Choose Save.

Edit a payment method

  1. Sign in to Payment methods.
  2. Next to the payment method you want to update, tap or click Edit.

Delete a payment method

Before you delete a payment method

  • Methods used for subscriptions can’t be removed until you update the subscription with a new payment method.
  • Play and Google Wallet balances can’t be removed. You can either spend the money in your balance or transfer your Google Wallet balance to your bank account.

Steps to delete a payment method

  1. Sign in to Payment methods.

  2. Next to the payment method you want to delete, tap or click Remove.

Accepted payment methods

Credit & debit cards
  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Discover (US only)
  • JCB (Japan and US only)
  • Visa Electron (Outside the US only)
  • Elo credit cards (Brazil only; Elo debit cards are not accepted)

The types of cards accepted by Google services vary by location and by product.

Note: You might notice temporary authorizations on your card account when using a credit or debit card.

Bank account

In some countries, you can add a bank account to payments.google.com.

Direct carrier billing (DCB)

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

Google Play gift cards & promo codes

Google Play gift cards and promotional codes can be used to make purchases on Google Play in select countries. If you've redeemed a gift card or promotional code, it will show in payments.google.com as your Google Play balance.

Learn how your Google Play balance can be used.

Payment types that won’t work

You can't add these payment methods to your payments profile:

  • Wire transfers
  • Bank transfers
  • Western Union
  • Moneygram
  • Virtual Credit Cards (VCC)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Transit cards
  • Any escrow type of payment
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