Google has announced via its blog that some big updates are coming to make it easier for consumers to pay easily and quickly online, care of Chrome, no matter what device they happen to be using at the time. Therefore, going forward, consumers will be able to use payment methods previously saved to their Google Account to fill in checkout forms when signed into Chrome — across their devices and wherever Google Pay is accepted.
That function, however, will not come with a cost to a customer’s security or ability to fully run their account, according to the post.
“You are always in control: When you’re signed in and Chrome offers you the option of using a card from your Google Account, it will ask you to confirm the card’s CVC. If you choose to save a new card to your account, you will receive a confirmation email from Google Pay with additional information.”
The new feature will not turn on Chrome sync — and if users prefer to keep payment methods stored locally only on their devices, they are still allowed to do that. The goal, according to Google, is to make it easier for users to self-determine their use and easily access their payment credentials whenever and however they want.
“Every time you open your browser, you have a task in mind to accomplish. We’ve built Chrome to help you do that as quickly and safely as possible, whether you are completing a search, viewing a website, or making a purchase. This feature is just one more way we are improving this experience for everyone,” the announcement on the blog concluded.