Google really wants to revolutionize mobile payments. It was a pioneer in this area with Google Wallet, which will be rebranded as Android Pay at some point in the not-too-distant future. It is also working on a completely hands-free payment feature, which will be available soon as a trial in some San Francisco McDonald’s and Papa John’s locations.
But what about paying with a photo? Yes, a photo.
According to this tweet from Google Photos, that’s exactly what Google has in mind.
— Google Photos (@googlephotos) July 23, 2015
I’m not quite sure what to make of this, but it seems like an interesting concept. Would you designate one of your Google photos as a security photo to authenticate yourself? Would your phone generate a QR code that a cashier could scan and add it to your photos?
I guess we’ll find out on July 29. In the meantime, I really want a waffle now. Or a wafel.