Google Pay is now available in 28 countries thanks to Chile, France

The Google Pay logo.

  • Google Pay is now available in France and Chile.
  • This means that the payment service is available in almost 30 countries.

Google Pay is the official payment solution on Android, if ever there were one. It’s been slowly making its way around the world, and you can now add two more countries to the list.
The payment service has landed in France, according to FrAndroid (h/t: 9to5Google), allowing you to make payments in apps, on websites, and (of course) in stores.
Google Pay in France is reportedly available for both Visa and Mastercard via Boon, Boursorama Banque, Edenred France, Lydia, N26, and Revolut. It’s believed that a seventh partner, Up, will be available “soon.”
Meanwhile, redditor YesImTheKiwi reported that Google Pay has also come to Chile. According to Google’s support page, Google Pay in Chile is only available for Visa via CMR Falabella.
The news means that Google Pay is now available in 28 countries, namely:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Ukraine
  • UAE
  • U.K.
  • U.S.

It’s been a busy year for Google Pay, as the service gained its new name after Google merged Android Pay and Google Wallet. But Google Pay has also gained some noteworthy features in 2018, such as ticket/boarding pass integration, browser and iOS support, and P2P transfers via Assistant.
The company is purportedly working on another potentially handy feature in QR code payments. This would allow users to merely scan a QR code to send money, while recipients only have to display their own QR code to get cash. This could be a big boon for emerging markets, where NFC isn’t a given and existing QR-based payment apps rule the roost.
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