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Are you a Google Wallet user on iOS that has been looking for a faster way to use the service to buy your stuff? Well you’re in luck, as Wallet’s 2-tap instant checkout’s been made available for Apple’s mobile platform.


Android users have had access to the fast buying fun for quite a while now, but now iOS users can get in on the action as well. It’s known as Google’s Instant Buy API, and with it enabled, when you shop on your mobile device all you need to do is click the “Buy with Google” icon on the checkout page, click twice, and make your purchase.

All of this quick buying may seem insecure, but your data should be safe with Google. Big G houses your information on their private servers and only shares them with the merchant until after you verify the transaction. Just don’t let your phone get in the hands of anyone who is a click-happy fiend.

The implementation of Google Wallet’s instant buy has encouraged mobile payments more frequently, so merchants are more than happy to support it on their sites. It’s been reported that many shopping carts were ditched when it came to the checkout page, as many mobile users get annoyed with inputting credit card information on their mobile devices.

This doesn’t mean that just any company will be given Google Wallet support. They need to apply to Google to gain access to using the service, and right now, there is a waiting list for Wallet integration approval.

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