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  • Google Wallet will gain QR code payment functionality in the coming months.
  • This addition is limited to Brazil for now, though.
  • We hope to see this option in other emerging markets too.

NFC-based payments are ultra-popular today, with the likes of Google Wallet and Apple Pay allowing people to make payments in lieu of tapping their card to pay. Not every phone comes with an NFC chip though, forcing these users to adopt QR code-based payments.

Now, Google has announced (h/t: 9to5Google) that Google Wallet has finally received support for QR code-based payments as well.