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The First Google “Save to Wallet” Deployment Lets Users Save Discover Card To Their Google Wallet Account

The past few months have been crazy for Google Wallet. Google has announced some improvements and added new cards to the service to make it the leader mobile wallet service. Announced during the Google I\O, there was a Save to Wallet API that could be used in a few different ways. One of those ways would be the ability to save offers or payment card information. Earlier this month, along with moving card data storage to the cloud on the secure Google servers, they’ve also enabled the ability for users to use any major debit or credit card, which American Express strongly disagreed too.
We now have some of the first examples of all of these efforts finally coming together. Today, Google has announced the addition of Save to Wallet for Discover Card accounts. What is this about exactly? It will make it very easy for users to add the card to their Google Waller following a very simple three step process. Here’s how you do it:
  1. Visit and sign in
  2. Click “Add Your Card”
  3. Sign into your Google account

Yep. It’s that simple as Google had promised at the I\O event. There’s no need to look up any type of account number. It’s really just a simple click of a button and there you go! Interested in how it works? Frank Young, Commerce Business Development Manager, has let us know how it all works:

Discover securely transmits all required information directly to Google Wallet. You can then select your Discover Card to be the primary method the Google Wallet app will use for in-store purchases, or when shopping online from Google Play or other merchants that accept Google Wallet. You’ll continue to earn rewards on every purchase you make. Discover has also provided Google Wallet with card imagery for the Discover More® Card, so you can easily identify your virtual Discover card in your mobile wallet.

Anyone using Google Wallet? I haven’t been because unfortunately, none of my devices are compatible with it, and as far as I know, no one near me is actually on board with the whole Google Wallet idea. Which is pretty unfortunate as it looks like a cool service. But, of course, I’m not sure how much I like the idea of having my credit card stored on the cloud in someone elses hands when it comes to keeping it secure. That of opinion of course, could be flawed because its Google, you know? The top dogs when it comes to technology, thus they would have to have some pretty solid security, right? Actually, no. Hackers still run ramped, but I’m not sure how many of them would be willing to take on someone like Google. Heck, when it comes to keeping things secure and you mess with, their probably ready to hang you. Okay, maybe not, but it’s a high possibility.

That said, is anyone looking forward to using Google Wallet and the new Discover Card features?

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