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PayPal and Google Get Cozy With New Digital Wallet Partnership

PayPal accounts can now be linked to Android Pay, extending PayPal’s reach in drug stores, coffee shops
The PayPal app.

The PayPal app.

Photographer: Tom Hall/Bloomberg Business

PayPal Holdings Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google deepened their relationship with a new agreement that enables payments through the tap of a phone from PayPal accounts at thousands of new retail locations.

The partnership lets PayPal users link their accounts to Android Pay, Google’s digital wallet, on smartphones running most versions of the Android operating system. This makes PayPal a funding option when people use Android Pay in locations including Walgreens Boots Alliance drug stores and Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants. PayPal was added as a payment method for Google's Play app and digital content store almost three years ago.