An API that allows browsers to act as an intermediary between the three key parties in a financial transaction: the merchant (e.g. an online web store), the buyer (e.g. the user buying from the online web store), and the Payment Method (e.g. credit card). Information necessary to process and confirm a transaction is passed between the Payment Method and the merchant via the browser with the buyer confirming and authorizing as necessary across the flow.
Status in Chromium
Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:
- Chrome for desktop release 61
- Chrome for Android release 53
- Chrome for iOS release 62
Consensus & Standardization
Last updated on 2020-11-09