Google will roll out virtual credit cards for Pay on Chrome and Android later this year, in an effort to better protect users’ financial information during online transactions.
These virtual card numbers allow people to keep their ‘real’ credit card number safe when buying something online since they can be easily revoked if a merchant’s systems get hacked.
The integration works with both Visa and Mastercard accounts, letting customers create a unique virtual card for every ecommerce merchant site. And for added control and security, customers can lock, unlock, or delete their virtual cards and even create customized nicknames for specific virtual cards by using the Virtual Card Manager in Capital One’s servicing app or website.
If you decide to use Google’s free feature, the new virtual card number will be autofilled to Google Pay during checkout. You’ll be able to customize the feature at pay.google.com, where you can access your virtual card number and also review recent virtual card transactions, the company has shared.
Company officials stated that this is a step in bringing the security of virtual cards to as many consumers as possible. Shoppers using Chrome on desktop and Android can enjoy a fast checkout experience when shopping online while having the peace of mind knowing that their payment information is protected.
Enrollment for virtual cards with Google Pay may not be available to all Capital One customers, depending on the types of accounts held. We are constantly working to expand virtual cards with Google Pay to more of our customers.
Virtual cards through Google Pay are currently available in Chrome for desktop computers (Mac, Windows, and Linux), Chrome for Android, and via merchant apps running in the Android OS. Additional availability may be added in the future, including Chrome for iOS.