Google’s Android Pay is slowly catching up to Apple Pay.

Google is updating its mobile payments platform to make it easier for Android users to make in-app purchases. The feature is available now in more than 20 apps.

The capabilities, which were first previewed at the company’s I/O developer conference earlier this year, are similar to the in-app purchasing features in Apple Pay. Developers who have integrated Android Pay into their apps can allow users to make purchases through their credit cards that are linked to Android Pay, without requiring them to leave the app. This applies to both in-app purchases of physical goods — like groceries through Instacart — and services, such as Lyft. Read more…

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