Google has decided it will turn Google Pay into Google Wallet for all Android users
Many of Google’s well-known services have a history of updates and repeating themselves. It comes as no surprise that Google Pay has been upgraded to become Google Wallet after it killed off Allo, Hangouts, and several other software products over the years to confuse us all. Google has made the decision to upgrade all Android apps to change Google Pay into Google Wallet. You’ll soon notice some changes if you already use Google Pay. But it’s not quite that easy.
Google Pay has already been updated by the corporation in Singapore and the US. Oddly, those nations will receive both Google Pay and Google Wallet with largely the same functionality, but the redesign will only be available as Google Wallet throughout the rest of the world, and Google Pay will be discontinued. In India, Google Pay is the sole option. It follows the well-liked Google rationale. Google Wallet closely mimics Apple’s (you guessed it) Wallet program for iOS in its one-stop-shop approach to mobile payments and passes. What it can do is as follows:
- Similar to before, it will allow you to digitally store your credit and debit cards so you can make purchases if your phone has NFC and the merchant accepts contactless or taps to pay and your phone has NFC. If you use it frequently, it’s an excellent location to view all of your transactions in one place.
- Once your cards are registered, you can use Google Wallet to buy things on many mobile websites without having to type in your information over and over or give it to many different merchants.
- You can avoid printing your electronic boarding passes if you’re traveling internationally by downloading them to Google Wallet. To make sure you can always quickly discover the notification when it’s time to board, the app will continuously display a notification on your lock screen and in the notification shade. In rare cases, the app can also store other types of tickets, such as concert tickets, as well as vaccination cards for nations that accept them.
- If you live in the US, you’ll be more fortunate with this one because, at launch, Google Wallet can only save your transit pass for US subway and rail systems.
- Additionally, Google Wallet scans your Gmail, precisely surfaces your store loyalty cards, and stores them in the app for quick access. In a similar vein, Google Wallet supports numerous neighborhood stores if you receive a gift card. This covers Tesco, Costa, Asda, John Lewis, and Boots in the United Kingdom.
- It also locates your airmiles membership numbers for simple recommendations using comparable scanning abilities.