Google is testing a new app, by which users will be able to pay the money without taking out their phone, debit card, or wallet. Users will be able to spend the money even without taking their hands out from their pockets. The app, called Google Hands-free, is currently available for the users in San Francisco only.
How to use Google Hands-free
Google Hands-free app connects via Bluetooth, Location services, and Wi-Fi to check if the user is near a store that accepts payments via the app. After downloading the app, sign up by entering your Google account initials. Users must upload their photo; it is the most important step. After the sign-up process completes, just walk to the participating shop, and say “I will pay with Google.”
The shopkeeper will ask for the user details and check if the photo in the profile matches up with the face of the customer. Google says, “We’re also in the early stages of experimenting with visual identification so that you can breeze through checkout even faster.”
In some shops, the company is making an effort of launching an in-store camera to verify the pictures automatically.
Another company, Square launched a similar app, years ago but stopped it after it flopped.
The app will be available for iOS and Android devices.