Google brings Android Pay and Google Wallet
Google announced the launch of Google Pay to integrate Android Pay and Google Wallet into a single payments platform under Google Pay banner.
Less than three years after introducing Android Pay, Google today is officially combining that service with Google Wallet to create Google Pay — its single name for online, in-app, in-store and peer-to-peer payments. Google plans to roll Google Pay out “over the coming weeks” online retailers, across apps and in-store payment processing terminals.
Google is bringing its different payment services under a single umbrella, called Google Pay. The new consolidated platform includes Android Pay and Google Wallet.
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
The name change is accompanied by a pretty aggressive promotional campaign too, with B&H shoppers eligible for $10 off $50+ orders made from Chrome for Android with Google Pay checkout through January 31. That’s not all, as entering the promo code “GooglePay2018” at the Fandango app checkout until January 18 and completing a movie ticket purchase using Google Pay will net you a cool $5 discount. Lastly, Instacart orders of at least $35 completed with Google Pay by January 16 score $10 markdowns.
Yes, it took far longer for Google to rename its payment service than we would like, and yes, it does make you think of Apple Pay but to be fair to Google, that can hardly be helped. It’s great to finally see everything under one roof and the end of Google Wallet for once and for all!