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Google Wallet for iOS Now Let’s You Snap Photos of Cards, Supports Single Sign-On

by Todd Haselton | December 4, 2013December 4, 2013 3:30 pm PST


Google Wallet for iOS was updated on Wednesday with some of the features that are already available on Android, including the ability to snap pictures of your debit or credit cards to easily access them from inside of the application. Additionally, the app now supports single sign-on, so if you’re already using Google accounts on your phone and are already signed-in, you can log in much more easily.

Google Wallet isn’t as exciting as it once was, in our opinion. You can’t use it on iOS to tap a check-out terminal and pay for your purchase, for example. That’s limited to Android, and the number of places that accept it are few and far between. Instead, it’s now more of a place to store and view all of your card data and loyalty programs, so that you don’t need to overload your wallet with extra plastic.

There’s also a physical Google Wallet card now, however, which you can manage from the application and add funds to. The updated iOS application is free and is available from the iTunes App Store for free.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...