A safer way to pay,
every day.

Google Pay gives you transparency on how your data is used, has new easy-to-use privacy controls, and protects you with advanced security - all to keep your money and private information safe.

Fraud alerts when you’re sending money

Fraud alerts when you’re sending money

Google Pay uses machine learning to identify phishing and other fraud risks when you send and receive money. The app alerts you when you’re paying someone who’s not in your contact list.

Only you can pay with your phone

Only you can pay with your phone

Google Pay requires you to authenticate every time you open the app using a passcode, pattern or biometric. That means only you can make payments or see your past transactions if your phone goes missing.

*Unlock requirements vary by country.

Easy-to-use privacy controls

Easy-to-use privacy controls

When you sign up for Google Pay, you can choose whether you’d like to use your transaction history to personalize your experience within the app or not. That setting is not on by default, and we’ve created a way that you can try it for three months to see if you like it. At the end of three months, you can decide if you want to keep it on or off.

Keep your payment info secure

Keep your payment info secure

Contactless payments are more secure than swiping your card because merchants won’t receive your real card number. Google Pay uses a Virtual Account Number that protects your payment info.

Send and receive money privately.

Send and receive money privately.

When you pay friends, it stays private just between you.

Industry-leading security

Industry-leading security

Payment methods saved to your Google Account are securely stored on Google’s private servers. When you pay online, Google Pay encrypts your data so your payment stays safe in transit.

We never sell your personal information

Google Pay does not sell your transaction history to third parties or share it with the rest of Google for targeting ads.

Lock your phone from anywhere

Lock your phone from anywhere

If your phone is ever lost or stolen, you can use Google Find My Device to remotely lock it, log out of your Google Account, or erase your data. This keeps your payment info safe.

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