Google Pay brings all of Google's payment platforms under one roof, mostly

Google Pay brings all of Google's payment platforms under one roof, mostly

Instead of having two different payment methods, Google decided it was time to combine both Android Pay and Google Wallet into one service. "Over the coming weeks, you'll see Google Pay online, in store, and across Google products, as well as when you're paying friends". Google says Google Pay is available now "on Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, Instacart, and other apps and websites you love". While the Android Pay branding will switch over to Google Pay and the Google Wallet app will likely get a redesign and a new icon (or perhaps it will become integrated into a single Google Pay app), all of your saved credit card and banking accounts should seamlessly make the move.

In a company blog post, VP of product management for payments Pali Bhat described this as more of a rebranding than a change to the underlying products or technology.

All said and done, digital payment efforts by either Google or Apple in India didn't seem to have taken off as expected.

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When reached out, a Google spokesperson for India said that Tez will be unaffected by the announcement but will be bringing all the additional Google Pay functionality to India's users, developers, and businesses through Tez.

Built on the government-supported Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Tez allows users to make payments straight from their bank accounts. This will necessitate them to remain separate. Google Pay aims to make it simpler for global users to pay for different services online. Also falling under Google Pay is Google Check out, the web-centric PayPal competitor. A report by Arstechnica points out that this is Google's fifth payment brand. More importantly, Google Pay, will (hopefully) make mobile payments less confusing in the days to come. Google wallet was its NFC payment system for smartphones.

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