Google Wallet Now Lets Users Add Cards via the Camera
Google has pushed out a new version of Google Wallet that lets people add credit or debit cards simply by taking a picture of their card. The app is able to record the account number and expiration date during the setup process. Google also recently announced a Google Wallet Card, a physical debit card backed by MasterCard that can be used to access Google Wallet funds. The Google Wallet Card works in conjunction with Google Wallet accounts and can be used to make purchases and even withdraw cash. According to Google, the Wallet Card is available for free and it does not charge any annual fees to use it. The newest version of the Google Wallet app adds compatibility with the Google Wallet Card, and provides notifications to help keep users on top of their spending.
Too bad it still doesn't allow tap to pay