Google Pay vs Microsoft Pay
Last updated: May 08, 2018
With Google Pay, you can simply unlock your phone like you normally do, place it near a merchant’s contactless terminal, and you’re good to go. Google Pay does all the heavy lifting. You don’t even need to open an app—just tap and go. You’ll also see a payment confirmation and get transaction details right on your phone.
Microsoft Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service by Microsoft that lets users make payments and store loyalty cards on certain devices. Add your credit or debit cards, or your PayPal info, to your Microsoft account. Your shipping details are also securely stored so there’s no need to enter your info each time you shop online—Microsoft Pay fills it in for you.
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2018 - Microsoft Pay comes to Outlook.com to take on Google Pay
Microsoft Pay (Microsoft’s answer to Google Pay and Apple Pay) is coming into Outlook. This means that when a company sends you an invoice in an email, and you are using Outlook to read it, you can pay that bill directly, without needing to leave Outlook and open a different app or service. As it launches — Microsoft says it will come first to a limited number of Outlook.com users over the next few weeks, and then more broadly over the next few months — it said that Stripe (using Stripe Connect) and Braintree will be among the payment processors powering the service, and Zuora, FreshBooks, Intuit, Invoice2Go, Sage, Wave, and Xero will be among the billing and invoicing services that will initially be using the feature.