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Google Wallet Now Works with Apple Touch ID

by Jacob Kleinman | December 16, 2014December 16, 2014 9:00 pm PDT

Google Wallet is finally getting support for Touch ID thanks to a new update for its iOS app. The mobile payment service also added a few extra features along with support for Apple’s bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screens.

The biggest improvement is access to Apple’s fingerprint sensor, which you can now use to secure Google Wallet. Unfortunately, you can’t actually use Touch ID to confirm a payment with Google’s app, so it’s not quite as slick an experience as Apple Pay. The updated app also adds the ability to easily split the cost of any purchase between friends, and offline support for gift and loyalty cards. Finally, it fixes a bug that blocked some iPhone owners from opening the app.

Google Wallet is still struggling to catch on, though it did get a nice boost in use when Apple Pay launched earlier this year. A report back in Nov. claimed Google’s mobile payment service was doubling in popularity each month, though it’s unclear if it’s been able to keep that momentum going. This latest update may continue to convince more people to use the app.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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