Android Pay and Google Wallet fall under new Google Pay moniker

11 January, 2018, 08:09 | Author: Harriet Bell
  • Google Combines Google Wallet and Android Pay to Launch Google Pay

Google offers various ways to pay for things on devices and the web, and all these transactions fall into one of several products buckets. Until now, Google enabled payment services through its Android Pay app for Android smartphones. We're not betting that Google is going to be able to streamline all digital payments with Google Pay, but it sure would be nice if Android had a single method for buying stuff.

This should make making purchases and payments through Google less confusing - if you've saved your payment information on your Google account, you don't have to worry which app to use to access that information, because it's all under Google Pay now. "Over the coming weeks, you'll see Google Pay online, in-store, and across Google products, as well as when you're paying friends", Pali Bhat, the VP of Product Management from Google's Payments teams said in a blog post.

Bhat says Google Pay is already available on Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, Instacart, and other apps and websites. Google Pay and Apple Pay are now set to dominate all the payments. Developers can go and apply to work with Google to bring "Pay" integration in their apps or website.

Google Combines Google Wallet and Android Pay to Launch Google Pay

"We look forward to working with Google as they grow this exciting new payment platform".

Built on the government-supported Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Tez allows users to make payments straight from their bank accounts. Similarly, you could use Google Wallet for paying via a browser such as Chrome. Through Google Pay, it is possible to send and receive money from/to your friends/colleagues/family apart from shopping payments. The company's post only makes a brief and vague mention that "We will also be bringing these experiences to Tez users in India-stay tuned". Android Pay was supposed to launch here at some point of time but then Google chose to launch a market-specific app called Tez here instead.

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