July 7, 2020
Google Pay replaces Android Pay

Say Goodbye to Android Pay and Hello to Google Pay

Starting today, Google Pay replaces Android Pay officially, with more rebranding to come, as Google Wallet becomes Google Pay Send…

Back in January, word came that Google would rebrand some of its payment apps. Now, that’s coming to fruition as Android Pay gives way to Google Pay, beginning today.

The company writes in a blog post, “We’re currently working on bringing Google Pay to all Google products, so whether you’re shopping on Chrome or with your Assistant, you’ll have a consistent checkout experience using the cards saved to your Google Account. We’re also working with partners online and in stores, so you’ll see Google Pay on sites, in apps, and at your favorite places around the world.”

It’s Official, Google Pay Replaces Android Pay

The change is already rolling out in the United States, with other countries to presumably follow soon. And, it’s not just a renaming of the app, it sports a whole new design. The new Google Pay offers some more functionality, along with different organization.

With it, pertinent information is squarely placed in a conspicuous location. This includes things like recent purchases, nearby retailers, rewards, as well as “helpful tips.”

Another section will compliment the main one. It contains payment options, such as credit and debit cards, along with loyalty programs, promotional offers, and gift cards.

Of course, security is key for such convenience. So, Google kept its technology in-place — replacing actual card numbers with randomly generated ones. Additionally, Google Pay is now available for online purchases.

Furthermore, the company is replacing Google Wallet with Google Pay Send. That app too, will undergo a redesign.