If you are using this feature on an Android phone, make sure you have activated the Device Manager. If you lose your phone, you can lock the device with Android Device Manager which will inactivate your card.
Google Pay started as an app for UPI. But with the changing times, additional features are being added to it. You can also add debit and credit cards to it for payment. Google Pay is supported with major card issuers, including Axis Visa Card, Kotak Visa Card, SBI Visa Card, IndusInd Visa Card, Federal Visa Debit Card and HSBC Visa Credit. So you have to first check whether your credit or debit card is supported or not.
If you have a Visa card that supports Google Pay, you can add it to the app. Know how it will work
After opening the app, tap on Profile Picture. You will see “set up payment methods”.
Under Payment Methods, you will see the option “Add Bank Account” and “Debit/Credit Card”.
Now tap on Debit/Credit Card option.
Enter card number, expiry date, CVV and name and billing address and save the information.
Google Pay contacts the bank to confirm the card. You will get an option to choose how to do the verification. You will be asked for additional authentication through OTP (One-Time-Password).
Once you complete the process click on ‘Activate’ and enter your OTP.
Once you do, you can use Google Pay on QR code-based payments and on “Tap & Pay” on NFC enabled terminals. You can use the card immediately after it is registered.
If you are using this feature on an Android phone, make sure you have activated Device Manager. If you lose your phone, you can lock the device with Android Device Manager which will inactivate your card.
You can also choose to remove the device remotely. If Device Manager is not activated, you will need to call the bank to disable the card on Google Pay.