Android Pay can soon dip into your PayPal account

Tapping your money away is about to get easier.


Now that Android Pay is gaining steam around the world two years after its debut, it's become a convenient way to check out without reaching for your credit or debit card. For people who don't have plastic, however, making use of Android Pay just got a bit easier. That is, if you're a PayPal user in the US. Thanks to an update announced today, you'll soon be able to activate your PayPal account in Android Pay and use it online, in apps and in physical stores.

The new feature is expected to arrive over "the next few weeks," according to Google, but a full list of participating stores hasn't been shared. PayPal does say it will work at retailers "from Walgreens to Dunkin' Donuts," though. In addition to the Android Pay news, PayPal also announced today that it will enable its joint customers with Wells Fargo to use that bank's credit or debit cards for contactless payments in stores.

Considering you can't use PayPal with Apple Pay yet, this partnership is an important one for the online payment company. You'll need at least Android 4.4 KitKat to use the new integration, and when it does show up on the Android Pay app on your phone, you'll just have to link your accounts to set it up. Happy shopping!