Google has completely redesigned its Google Pay mobile app, giving it more capabilities to take on competitors Mint and Venmo…
There’s suddenly a lot more to Google Pay. Following an immersive overhaul, the new Google Pay experience is much more robust than its predecessor. Google has given it broader functionality, including the ability to track multiple accounts at once. The interface also looks totally different as the company seeks to give users a better understanding of their finances in one place.
Google Completely Overhauls Google Pay
To begin with, the new Google Pay homepage displays favorite friends and businesses. There are also rewards, by inviting friends to try out the app, and for the first few purchases made through the mobile app. When users earn rewards, the money is applied to their Google Pay balance. (Users can earn up to $10 for their first three referrals, and up to $5 cashback for the first three payments.)
Meanwhile, it’s now also possible to link bank accounts to Google Pay — along with debit and credit cards. This allows the app to send bill reminders, as well as send large purchase alerts and weekly expenditures. What’s more, it’s now possible to search by keyword or even with date range. For instance, “gas last month,” or “restaurants.” Google explains on its official blog:
“The new app is designed around your relationships with people and businesses. It helps you save money and gives you insights into your spending. It’s built with multiple layers of security to keep your money and information private and safe.”