Checking out for payment on Chrome has not gotten easy, as you may not be required to be with your physical credit card at every instance
It is no longer news that shopping platforms as well as some e-transaction platforms stores your payment details, however, Chrome is on the venture of making the checking out process a lot more easier.
The web browser will now automatically fill out your payment details when you shop online. Initially, You used to have to sync your browser to access those details on all your devices, but this time, the web browser gives you the same option without having to you sync your details. Hence, as long as you’re logged into a Google account when you first type out your payment details on Chrome, you’ll be able to access those details across devices (and anywhere Google Pay is accepted) even if you don’t switch on the browser’s sync feature.
As much as this makes shopping seamless, in the same manner, it poses as a major risk, assuming your card is not connected to an account that will require you to input a token or OTP code in order to complete a transaction, but that is actually a rare case in this hyper-modern era.
When you’re given the option to use a credit card saved to your Google account, it will only ask for your card’s CVC to confirm. Of course, it will only work if you also sign in to your account on the other device you’re using. You can also delete the cards under Payments & Subscriptions in your Google Account page if you’d rather not risk your CC details… or if you don’t want to make it too easy to buy things wherever you go.