Online payments have been dominated by PayPal, and mobile payments have been leaning towards Samsung Pay. Now the two are coming together. If you own a recent high-end phone from Samsung, you can travel the country and make purchases through PayPal and Samsung Pay.
Adding a PayPal account to Samsung Pay could actually be easier than adding a credit or debit card. Rather than inputting letters and numbers for the cardholder name, card number, expiration date, and security code, you’re simply logging in to a single account. Samsung Pay handles everything from there.
Joining Samsung’s offering puts PayPal on each of the three largest mobile payments services worldwide. Google added support for PayPal on Android Pay in April, and just a few days ago the same happened with Apple Pay.
Now, with all three supporting it, there’s potential for people who didn’t feel comfortable adding a credit or debit card to move forward with PayPal. A big barrier for many has been the lack of trust in security to save payment information on a mobile device.
The new feature, though, is limited to users in the United States at this time.
PayPal’s integration on Samsung Pay appears to be live today on the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S7 Edge. Future Samsung devices with the mobile payments service, like the upcoming Galaxy Note 8, will also feature the same support. This is yet another move being made by Samsung to expand support and increase use of its platform.