Although PayPal and BBM no longer work together, if you're a Google Pay user who makes use of PayPal, you might be interested in the latest announcement. As outlined on the PayPal blog, PayPal will now be available as a payment option across several Google services including YouTube, Gmail, Google Play, the Google Store, and with peer-to-peer payments such as Google Pay Send.

We already partner with Google to make it easy for our shared users to pay via PayPal in-store, online and in-app with Google Pay and on Chrome mobile web at millions of online merchants using their PayPal accounts and their device authentication. Today, we're extending that partnership to deliver more seamless payment experiences across the Google ecosystem. Soon, users in the U.S. who add PayPal to any one of Google's services will be able to pay across the Google ecosystem, anywhere that PayPal is offered as a payment method, with only minimal setup.

For example, when a user adds PayPal to their Google Play account, it will automatically enable their linked PayPal account and make it available as a payment option across popular Google services like Gmail, YouTube, Google Pay and Google Store, including where Google offers peer-to-peer payments, without the user needing to log in again.

Personally, I never made much use of PayPal within BBM because the use cases were rather niche but I do, however, use a lot of Google services and this sort of integration makes way more sense to me. Unfortunately, as PayPal notes, it's only available in the U.S. right now, but hopefully, they'll extend it sooner rather than later.

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