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Contactless Payments with your American Express® Card in Google Pay


You are invited to link your eligible American Express® Card to a compatible AndroidTM device so you can pay on the go with your device using Google Pay. Look for the contactless symbol when you check out at merchants that accept American Express contactless payments.


Whether you swipe, click or tap to pay, American Express has your back. With fraud and online protection1, American Express is always working to safeguard you.

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When you use an eligible American Express Card to tap and pay using Google Pay, it works just like tapping your plastic Card. So expect the same great customer service – whenever or wherever you need us.


Stay up to date on the latest American Express offers and benefits with the Amex App for AndroidTM.

How To Add Your Card

1. It is simple to add your Card to your compatible Android device. Download the Google Pay app on Google Play and open the app on your compatible device.

2. You may add a new eligible American Express Card via the following methods:

  • By following the on-screen prompts to take a picture of your Card or
  • Add your Card manually by entering your Card information or
  • If a Card is already linked to a Google account, you can add it to Google Pay by confirming a few details

3. Enter your Security Code (the 4 digit number on the front of your Card) and accept the American Express Terms of Use for Google Pay. (You will also need to accept Google Payments' own terms and conditions which you can find here)

How To Make A Payment In-store

1. Wake/unlock your device. You don't even need to open the app. 
2. Hold it to the contactless reader. 
3. A check mark will appear on the screen. You will feel a brief vibration or hear a beep from the device before your purchase is completed. 

For more information on using Google Pay Contactless Payment, click here .

Where To Pay

Just look for one of these symbols at checkout at participating merchants

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