Google Pay is an app that finalizes smartphone payments on Google stores, on the web, and on products like Google Play and Chrome. That way, Google offers a service that promises to be safe and practical for the user. Available for Android phones, the tool supports banks and companies such as Banco do Brasil, Caixa Econômica Federal, the insurance company Porto Seguro, Bradesco and Ita Unibanco. In addition, other types of cards, such as gift cards and loyalty cards, can be linked, making it possible to manage payments quickly and efficiently.
Check out the instructions below to install the app and link your cards to it. For security reasons, the software prevents screen captures in sensitive parts of the procedure, such as during password entry or financial operations. Remember that Google Pay is not available on the App Store, Apple's official iPhone app store (iOS).
What Google has been doing to make Android safer
Application allows you to make payments through the device Photo: Daniel Dutra / TechTudo
Want to buy a cell phone, TV and other discounted products? Meet the Compare TechTudo
1. Register or verify your card with Google Pay
Step 1. After installing the Google Pay app on your Android device, the service will identify the cards already linked to Google account. At this time, you can continue setting up with the suggested card, or add another card.
Google Pay app identifies linked cards in your Google Account Photo: Play / Daniel Dutra
Card verification can forward Google Pay to your credit card-specific application. A user of Ourocard from Banco do Brasil, for example, will be referred to the Ourocard app. In the credit card application, you must authorize Google Pay to act as the default payment app. If you do not have any credit card linked to Google account, simply register a card see how.
2. How to add a second card
Step 1. Open the app and select the "Payment" option at the bottom of the screen. Then a screen on which your default card will appear at the top. Choose the "+ Payment Method" option at the bottom. From that moment on, follow the same steps to register the first card, with recognition of the details by the device camera or when entering details manually.
Add more payment methods to the Google Pay app Photo: Playback / Daniel Dutra
3. Change card settings on Google Pay
Step 1. Open the app and choose the card added in the "Payment" section. Then select the three point menu at the top of the screen. Thus, you can remove the form of payment or disable the contactless payment option;
Remove or disable used card as a payment method on Google Pay Photo: Play / Daniel Dutra
"Add nickname" function allows you to change payment method name on Google Pay Photo: Reproduo / Daniel Dutra
4. How to make a payment
Step 1. Make sure your merchant is accepting Google Pay. Move the device closer to the payment machine like a card. It is not necessary to open the application;
To finalize payments, simply bring your device closer to machines that support Google Pay. Photo: Daniel Dutra / Tech All
Step 2. Then check out the notification issued by Google Pay itself. It contains the purchase data. Remember that the actual number of your card will not be shared with the store. If you want to check the record again, open the app and scroll down to the main screen. On this screen, go to the "Recent Activity" section, responsible for notifications.
Payment notifications are issued and available on the Google Pay app Photo: Playback / Daniel Dutra
5. Change Google Pay Settings
Step 1. Open the Google Pay app and click on the three stripes symbol in the top corner of the screen. Then go to "Settings";
Change Google Pay app settings Photo: Playback / Daniel Dutra
Step 2. In the "Settings" menu, you can choose between "General", "Notifications" and "Sending Money". In these menus, change the settings by moving the key located next to each option. A gray color indicates that the option is not selected, while a blue color means that the option is enabled.
Google Pay settings can be changed using the blue / gray key. Photo: Reproduction / Daniel Dutra
Take advantage of tips for using the Google Pay service for day to day payments.
What's the best app you have on your phone? Comment on TechTudo's Forum.
Google Assistant: Four Curiosities About Software