It was reported not too long ago that Google is going to unify both Android Pay and Google Wallet under a single brand and that’s precisely what it has done today. The company today announced the launch of Google Pay which brings all of the features that Android Pay and Google Wallet users have become accustomed to. The company has now started rolling out the new Google Pay app for Android.
The company also says that it’s working to bring Google Pay to all of its products, so regardless of whether customers are shopping on Chrome or Assistant, they will have a consistent checkout experience with the cards they’ve saved to their Google Account. Google is also working with online and in-store partners to bring Google Pay checkout to websites, in apps, and at brick-and-mortar locations across the globe.
The new Home tab in the Google Pay app will give users all of the information that they need, such as recent purchases, nearby stores, easy access to rewards, tips, and more. The Cards tab makes it easier to keep everything organized during checkout. Its where all credit and debit cards, loyalty programs, gift cards, and offers are displayed.
Android Pay fans can rest assured as they will get all of their bank’s perks and protections with an additional layer of security because Google Pay doesn’t share the actual card number when paying in stores. More features will be added to Google Pay in the coming months, such as the ability to send and request money, this feature will go live for customers in the United States and the United Kingdom in the next few months.
This Google Wallet functionality still remains limited to that app which has now been renamed to Google Pay Send. The split between these services should end soon when this feature becomes available in Google Pay Send.