Square software turns Android devices into powerful payment technology

Apr 19, 2023

Tap to Pay on Android lets sellers accept contactless payments directly from their phone, without the need for additional hardware.

Square today launched Tap to Pay on Android for sellers in Australia. The new technology empowers sellers to easily and securely accept contactless payments with nothing more than a compatible Android device, and at no additional cost.

With Tap to Pay on Android, Square is making it even easier for new sellers and established businesses to conduct in-person commerce. Using a compatible Android device, a seller simply opens the Square Point of Sale, Square Appointments, Square for Restaurants, or Square Invoices app, enters the sale, and presents their smartphone to the customer. From there, the buyer will see the total they owe along with the familiar contactless payments symbol, and can choose to complete the payment with a contactless credit or debit card, or a digital wallet such as Google Pay.

“We have a strong mission whereby we want to help as many young people across Australia as possible, and the only way we can do that is through growth,” said Katy Walker, founder of The Clearing Room, a South Australia-based coaching and counselling practice. “We’re powering that growth by building out multiple parts of our business. Using Square for Tap to Pay on Android has made it so simple for me to build my at-home or at-school sessions helping parents or teachers to support young children more effectively.”


Tap to Pay on Android is powered by Square’s elegant, intuitive software which gives sellers a flexible, mobile solution that meets consumer’s growing preferences for contactless payments. Square’s software also benefits consumers by offering them a smooth and straightforward checkout experience, enabling them to see all the information needed to help them complete their purchase with confidence.

“Square’s goal is to make sure that our sellers, no matter where they are or who they are serving, never miss a sale,” said Alexis Sowa, General Manager of Square Point of Sale. “Our launch of Tap to Pay on Android brings a unique technology to millions of sellers globally, giving merchants a simple way to accept payments and access world-class, integrated software for their business. Even though Tap to Pay technology has only been available for a short time, the breadth of applications and use cases we’re seeing across our seller base already reinforce its staying power.”

Square sellers and new merchants can begin using Tap to Pay on Android today by downloading the Square Point of Sale, Square Appointments, Square for Restaurants, or Square Invoices app on compatible Android devices. For more information, click here.

About Square
Square helps sellers more easily run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions. Square offers purpose-built software to run complex restaurant, retail, and professional services operations, versatile e-commerce tools, embedded financial services and banking products, buy now, pay later functionality through Afterpay, staff management and payroll capabilities, and much more – all of which work together to save sellers time and effort. Millions of sellers across the globe trust Square to power their business and help them thrive in the economy. Square is part of Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ), a global technology company with a focus on financial services. For more information, visit www.squareup.com.