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New Google Pay System Blends All Payment Platforms into One

The new Google Pay tool will incorporate Google Wallet, Android Pay, and more into one platform, working across many environments…

Google today announced it will bring its different payment methods into one system, Google Pay. “If you’ve ever paid for groceries with Android Pay, used Chrome to automatically fill in your payment info, or purchased an app on Google Play, then you’ve already experienced some of the ways Google helps you pay for things online and in stores. Over the past year, we’ve been working to make these experiences simpler, safer, and more consistent,” Pali Bhat, VP of Product Payments Management, writes.

New Google Pay Brand Blends All Payment Options into One

Basically, this is actually a rebranding rather than a totally new product. Google will combine Android Pay, a mobile payment and loyalty system, with Google Wallet, a peer-to-peer payment tool. 

Credit: Google
Credit: Google

The underlying reason for the change is to make paying through Google less confusing to consumers. Bhat explains that over the coming weeks, users will begin to see the Google Pay moniker online, in retail stores, as well as across various Google products.

Consumers will also start to see the Google Pay option on the company’s platforms, along with select partners. These presently include Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, and Instacart. To promote the new brand, Google is offering some discounts for purchases from B&H, Fandango, and Instacart.

The combined platform is fast and secure. “With Google Pay, it’ll be easier for you to use the payment information saved to your Google Account, so you can speed through checkout with peace of mind. Over the coming weeks, you’ll see Google Pay online, in store, and across Google products, as well as when you’re paying friends,” Bhat explains.

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