Can I Transfer Money From Google Pay to PayPal?

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There are more convenient ways to spend your money today than ever before. Cashiers used to ask customers if they wanted to pay by cash or check. Many people are eschewing both options in favor of their phones and a banking app. Google Pay and PayPal are two of the most common payment platforms out there.

With a few simple steps, you can connect the two services, transfer money from Google Pay to PayPal, and have nearly limitless access to your money.

In this article, we will explain how to add Google Pay to your PayPal account, and vice-versa. Both of these methods will connect your Google Pay and PayPal accounts. Feel free to choose whichever one is more convenient. Keep in mind this will only work in the United States. 

Adding PayPal to a Google Pay Account

Adding PayPal to an existing Google Pay account is a simple process. 

  1. Log into your existing Google Pay account. 
  2. From the menu, select “Payment Methods.”
  3. Find the “Add Payment Method” button and select it. 
  4. Select PayPal from the options available. 
  5. Choose “Set It Up.”
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions and provide your PayPal information to connect the two accounts.

You can find additional help with Google Pay on their customer support site.

Removing PayPal From Google Pay

You may want to remove PayPal from your Google Pay account in the future if either one is compromised. Doing so is even easier than the steps above. 

  1. Log into your existing Google Pay account once more. 
  2. Tap the card icon at the top of the screen.
  3. Find the PayPal icon and select it. 
  4. Select “More” from the top right of the screen and remove the card. 

How To Add Google Play to PayPal

Beginning in the PayPal app or website, you can connect to Google Play with the following steps.

  1. Log into your existing PayPal account.
  2. Choose the gear icon for settings. 
  3. Select “Google Pay.” 
  4. Finally, select “Set It Up” and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you have any questions, PayPal offers thorough customer support

Removing Google Pay From PayPal

Deleting your Google Pay as a payment method in your PayPal account is also straightforward.

  1. Log into your PayPal account.
  2. Go to “Settings” and then, “Payment Methods.”
  3. Select the Google Pay icon.
  4. Choose “Remove.”
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Why Connect Google Pay With PayPal?

Still on the fence about connecting the two accounts? There are many reasons to connect your accounts, and in this case, there are three which stand out. 


PayPal is a world leader in banking, providing unparalleled access to bank accounts and credit cards and the ability to transfer money worldwide. Connecting PayPal to your Google Pay account opens up the door to use your money when and how you want like never before. 

PayPal also offers the ability to send money to people worldwide using their own application and the partner app, Xoom. Most of the time, you can do this with little or no additional fees. 


PayPal allows account holders to select backup payment options if a card or payment method is declined. PayPal will automatically use a second or third option if one account is low to complete the desired payment. Backup payment methods benefit individuals with multiple accounts and varying income streams. 


If your accounts are not secure, everything else is rendered useless. Unlike regular bank transactions, PayPal never discloses a user’s bank account or credit card number, keeping users as protected as possible. PayPal may ask for personal information to set up your account, such as bank account numbers or social security numbers, but this is common practice, and it’s safe. 

Google Pay requires personal security features similar to traditional banking institutions. All transactions with Google Pay require a password, pin, or biometric data in the form of a fingerprint. Safety features like this ensure that even if you lose your phone, Google Pay will remain secure, even if someone steals your wallet. 

As with all financial information, due your due diligence to ensure you are working with either PayPal or Google Pay directly and not communicating with a third-party or potential scammer

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Thanks to services like Google Pay and PayPal, people today have more flexibility and convenience than before. Combining the two is a simple way for individuals to enjoy even more safe and secure options when making purchases.

Setting up accounts with both PayPal and Google Pay is the first step. Upon successful completion, choose which account is easier to navigate or more convenient to connect the two payment methods. Both will ask a series of questions to confirm the user’s identity and ensure a secure banking experience. 

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