Google’s payment apps, Android Pay and Google Wallet, are going away, but not leaving users like you out in the cold. The two apps have been replaced by a new, unified one called Google Pay.
All useful features from both Android pay and Google Wallet are included in the new app, so users need fear nothing. There is a cards tab for storing credit and debit card details securely. Google says that eventually, the app will support all Google products. The idea is to provide a consistent experience for users during checkout.
How Does Google Pay Work?
This new mobile payment app by Google does not share your card number when you use it to make a payment. Once you have a debit or credit card stored on it, simply select google Pay at checkout. The app will handle the rest. The app supports NFC for mobile payments, as well as payments for web-based shopping exercises.
Google says that users in the US and UK will also be able to send and request money through app. This feature will be added within a few months.
In summary, Google Pay will be available everywhere you need to shop – on websites, in apps, and at “your favourite places around the world”.
Android Pay is supported on all non-rooted smartphones and tablets running Android 4.4 KitKat and newer. That should cover almost all Android devices in use today.