PayPal and Google bind payment rails

PayPal and Google are extending their relationship across the search giant’s entire ecosystem, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Pay and Google Store.

The deeper integration between the two companies will enable users to adopt PayPal as a an embedded payments option across all Google products and services, including for P2P transfers.

It follows an earlier partnership between PayPal and Android Pay and builds on the wider ties that PayPal has been building with leading payment networks, financial institutions and technology companies.

Now, when a user adds PayPal to their Google Play account, it will automatically enable their linked PayPal account and make it available as a payment option across popular Google services “with only minimal setup”.

The programme will initially be rolled out to PayPal and Googloe subscribers in the US.