July 5, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google will soon enable virtual cards in Chrome, powered by Google Pay.
  • Like with in-store payments, these cards in Chrome will use a virtual card number to keep your payment details hidden.
  • Users will be able to manage their virtual cards using the Google Pay website.
  • Virtual card numbers will roll out this summer on Android and desktop versions of Chrome.

Google Wallet may be on its way back, but Google Pay will still live on. At Google I/O 2022, the company announced a new way that Google Pay will allow users to make more secure payments online with new virtual card numbers.

Thanks to Autofill, Google Chrome already makes it pretty easy to fill out payment information. But soon, Google Pay will make it even easier by giving you a virtual card number (VCN), ridding the need to input your CVV when making a payment.