Paying online or by phone, be it physical or digital, is becoming very popular nowadays. Maybe too popular considering the many payment methods and sources available. Unfortunately, this sometimes means that payment can be more of a mistake-prone, multi-level process than a convenience. Google and PayPal are stepping up their connections so they can make their corner of the world a little smaller and more convenient. This allows you to easily use PayPal for all Google services if you've used them on at least one of these websites.  Of course this is not the first collaboration between these two. PayPal became a Google Play payment option in 2014 and Google Pay last year. Although this covered almost the entire range of places you could use to pay with your Google Account, it had one drawback: switching between Google Pay and PayPal when a transaction was completed.
This is new in today's announcement. Once you've added PayPal as an option on Google Play, you can instantly use PayPal as a payment option on YouTube, Gmail, and Google Pay. Even better, you do not have to sign up for PayPal again for each of these times. In other words, once you've authorized PayPal on Google Play or Google Pay, it works in all of Google's ecosystems.
It could be a small and almost inconsistent change, but it has benefits for both companies. For Google, this means that users are less inclined to cancel orders or change their mind when the payment process is almost instantaneous. For PayPal, this will strengthen the position of the service as a payment option of choice on multiple platforms. It also means that users have less opportunity to enter their credentials incorrectly, or get them to pass their passwords because they are not transferred to another page.
This new integration between Google and PayPal will only be available to users in the US later this year. It will also be available only on Google services where PayPal is a payment option that covers all of them.