Early in January, it was announced that Google would be merging Android Pay and Google Wallet into one app, Google Pay. Well today, Google officially launched the new Google Pay app on the Google Play Store!
In the official blog post, Google said that they would be bringing Google Pay not only to Android devices but also to Chrome and Assistant. Any cards would be saved to your Google Account to provide users with a consistent experience across all devices. You’ll even be able to use Google Pay at checkout on some partner websites.
The app itself is broken into two tabs, Home and Cards. The Home tab offers you info right when you need it, as well as recent purchases, stores that are close to you, rewards info, and even helpful tips. The Cards tab is for keeping all your credit and debit cards, loyalty programs, offers, and gift cards.
Additionally, the Google Pay app allows you to pay your transit fare in cities like Kiev, London, and Portland — but don’t worry, more are on their way “soon.” All the features that were previously in Android Pay, such as strong security and not actually sharing your credit card number with stores have all been transferred over to the new Google Pay app.
Coming soon, you’ll be able to send and request money within the app, but until that happens you can use the rebranded Wallet app, now called Google Pay Send.
What do you think about this change in Google’s ecosystem of products? Are you onboard with the changes, or do you just wish Google would keep it simple? Let us know in the comments below!Source: The Keyword