Traditionally, American Express is a bank you could only use with your card. Times have changed though. With the advancement of technology, American Express has brought its services forward to take advantage of every available opportunity. This even includes GCash. In this guide, we're going to cover exactly how to activate American Express in GCash. Covering the process in a simple step-by-step guide for getting online.
To activate American Express in GCash, you need to open GCash and select ‘pay online.' Next, select ‘Pay with American Express Virtually.' Then Enter your email, Confirm your email address, and you'll be able to use your card through GCash.
Now we'll break down each step for you so that you can't get it wrong. You'll need to make sure that you have the GCash app already installed. If you don't have a Google account, you'll also have to set up one of those to get started with this guide. With all of that done, it's time to follow the steps.
Step 1 – Open GCash and select ‘Pay Online'
This step is easy. First, open the GCash app. You'll see an option in the menu to ‘Show More.' Tap it, and you'll be presented with a selection of new options. The one you're looking for is ‘Pay Online.' It's listed under the Lifestyle and Shopping heading. You may need to scroll down to see it. Tap the option once you can see it.
Step 2 – Select ‘Pay with American Express Virtual Pay'
Another straightforward step. On the next screen, you'll be given three options. The one you need to select is ‘Pay with American Express Virtual Pay.' This is the only American Express option, so it shouldn't be too hard to miss. Don't select either of the other two options since they won't take you through the right channel for setting up your payment.
Step 3 – Enter and Verify Your Email Address
You'll now be asked to enter your email address. This should be the email address that's associated with your American Express account. Enter it and proceed to the next step in the app.
The app will now ask you to verify your email address. All you need to do is the following.
- Open your mail
- Find the email from GCash
- Click the verification link in the email
You should be taken to a webpage that tells you that you have successfully verified your email address. If you don't see an email, you need to go back into the app and request that another be sent. Double-check your junk email box to be sure that you haven't missed it.
Once your email address has been verified, open the GCash app again. Now you will see a screen that tells you that your email has been verified. Click ‘Okay. That's all there is to it.
From here, you can start to use Amex Virtual Pay through GCash. All of your American Express cards can be used through the app as well as a result.
Why Use American Express through GCash?
By using American Express through GCash, you can leave your cards at home. Your details are safe inside your phone, thanks to all the security you have there. When you need to pay for something though, you can do so directly from your phone. This makes purchasing products both online and in-person so much easier.
Setting up American Express on GCash is easy. It takes a few simple steps within the GCash app. You have to make sure that you have the app installed and have an account. From there, you simply follow the in-app process for adding your card, and within minutes you can be spending.
You can also use your American Express account through online banking apps such as Cash App. Find out more about how to do this in our guide.