Android Pay Tests Notifications for All Credit Card Purchases
Android Pay, Google’s contactless payment method, allows for ease of purchase of many goods and services in many countries across the world and in partnership with thousands of banks. Google offers a similar service in the form of Tez in India, and there are other contactless payment providers in various different countries. Now Google is looking to enhance their Android Pay service once more by testing notifications for all credit card purchases.
If you’ve ever bought anything with PayPal while the PayPal app is installed on your device, you’ll know that when you purchase an item through your PayPal account that you will receive a notification saying that you paid a certain amount to whatever company it was. It’s a security feature and also a pretty neat way to tell how much you paid when you purchase things in other currencies, as it will also convert it to your local currency. This is by and large a security feature, however, and Google will now be implementing it too, along with a little extra.
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As can be seen in the screenshots above, not only are there some notification configurations for your purchases, but Android Pay actually shows you non-Android Pay transactions depending on the bank that you’re with. This allows you to keep track of your transactions easily, and manage purchases too within the same app as you presumably may use the service when out and about. As you can see, there are quite a lot of options including loyalty and gift card notifications too, and a notification telling you that you’re actually near an Android Pay supporting store! All of this should help you stay aware of how much you’re spending, and keep track of how that money is being spent. It can also help you spot suspicious activity should someone get access to your credit card details. This feature does not seem to be out for everyone yet, but hopefully it’ll make its way to your device soon!