Google Pay Stories July 22
This week Google Wallet officially rolled out to Android users just a couple of months after it was announced at I/O 2022. It represents a new focus for mobile payments on Android, and it’s great, if only because it’s exactly the opposite of the “GPay” disaster that preceded it.
Google Pay Stories July 20
Google Pay Stories June 14
Google Pay Stories May 13
Google showed off its revival of Google Wallet this week at Google I/O, but the company isn’t yet done with Pay. In a developer session talking about what’s new in Google Pay, the company outlined a potential future feature where you’ll be shown which credit cards have the best rewards for your purchase.
Google Pay Stories May 11
After its previous payments push (which involved modernizing banking and making it mobile-friendly) ended, Google is back with something a bit more straightforward but equally ambitious. Google Wallet will replace the old Google Pay app installed on your phone, and — if the company gets its way — your physical wallet, too.
Google Pay Stories April 19
Google may be bringing back their classic “Wallet” name to be Android’s home for contactless payment cards and important passes.
Google Pay Stories April 11
The “new” Google Pay was announced in November 2020 with two key tentpoles. Both have failed by all accounts, and the company said at the start of this year that Pay is next going to become a “comprehensive digital wallet.” That change has yet to materialize, but a new “Wallet” icon seen by 9to5Google could be the start of Google Pay’s future.
Google Pay Stories March 14
Google Pay Stories March 11
Google’s product naming and marketing have sometimes lacked efficiency, leaving customers confused as to what product or app they’re actually using. One prime example is Google Pay – er – GPay. This guide will explain the difference between the two and which one you should start using.
Google Pay Stories February 18
Google Pay makes it really easy to handle payments in stores that accept NFC, and Wear OS has long supported the ability to make these payments. With Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4, it’s finally possible to install Google Pay, but some owners have recently been seeing errors including that Google Pay “couldn’t finish setup.”
Google Pay Stories February 14
Google Pay app makes it easier to access your NFC payment cards
The new Google Pay app is a complete departure from the one that came before, with a heavy emphasis on peer-to-peer payments and rewards. With a new update, the Google Pay app has been tweaked to make it easier to access your NFC payment cards on the fly.
Google Pay Stories January 19
Google Pay Stories January 11
Everything you need to know to use Google Pay
Google Pay is a fantastic financial tool. Whether you need to send money, take care of contactless NFC pay, or even keep up with discounts on items you want, Google Pay has you covered. Follow along to learn how to make the most of the app on Android.
You can get free cashback and rewards with these Google Pay promotions
Google Pay is a useful way to pay in stores without a physical card and to exchange funds between friends, but after being revamped in late 2020, it can do more. You can earn a lot of cashback and rewards with the new Google Pay app — here are which promos are available now and how to use them.
Google Pay Stories December 16, 2021
Google, the search company, finally adds a search bar to Google Pay’s rewards tab
The new Google Pay app brought with it a lot of annoying design changes and UI quirks, and slowly they’ve been quietly fixed. Now, Google Pay has finally added a sorely needed search bar for sifting through rewards and offers.
Google Pay Stories November 12, 2021
Google Pay Stories November 5, 2021
Google Pay Stories October 25, 2021
Google Pay users can get a second movie ticket for free w/ Regal Cinemas; here’s how
The Google Pay app rotates neat promotions all the time, and today, a new offer is getting started. Google Pay users can now get a second movie ticket for free with an offer from Regal Cinemas.
Google Pay Stories October 1, 2021
Google Pay Stories September 24, 2021
The ‘new’ Google Pay accrues 500 million Play Store downloads
After a few rebrands over the years, the wireless payment and loyalty card manager Google Pay has now surpassed the 500 million download milestone on the Play Store.
Google Pay Stories September 8, 2021
Google Pay for Wear OS is now available in 10 more countries for grand total of 37
With the launch of Wear OS 3 on Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4, Google announced a wearable redesign of Pay as well as expanded international availability. Google Pay on Wear OS is now coming to 10 more countries.
Google Pay Stories August 20, 2021
Back in March, a longtime Google vice president in charge of Google Pay and Next Billion Users left the company. That team was merged with Google’s shopping/commerce efforts, but a new report today points to the new Google Pay seeing slow growth and progress.
Google Pay Stories August 13, 2021
Samsung products have always been a bit tricky when it comes to voice assistants since the company has its own Bixby offering but usually is required to still support Google Assistant alongside it. With the Galaxy Watch 4 series, the Wear OS-based smartwatches will be lacking Google Assistant entirely when they launch and might have to wait for Google Pay.
Google Pay Stories August 11, 2021
Google Pay for Wear OS gets a facelift, works on Galaxy Watch 4; Messages app rolling out
While Google is moving on from older Wear OS products with the debut of its revamped platform, it’s not abandoning it. Today, Google has revealed that it is bringing a new Google Pay app and a new Messages app to Wear OS that will be present on Galaxy Watch 4, but also available soon to older Wear OS products.
Google Pay Stories July 27, 2021
Following the complete revamp of its app earlier this year, Google Pay is now getting a usability upgrade for Android users. Starting this week, Google Pay balance can be used for in-store NFC payments using a virtual card.
Google Pay Stories June 30, 2021
Google has announced today that Google Pay is now capable of saving and displaying COVID-19 vaccination cards on Android, starting with select providers in the United States.
Google Pay Stories June 21, 2021
The Google-created International Small Business Week is now in its second year, and various teams from across the company are launching new features to celebrate. This includes a Pixel-specific Google Pay promo when shopping at small businesses, faster YouTube ad campaign creation, and three free months of Pointy from Google.
Google Pay Stories June 15, 2021
Old Google Pay Android app in US has lost P2P money transfers, transaction history [Update]
At the end of last year, Google launched a revamped Google Pay experience in the US, based on what was once the Tez app in India. Google is now warning that the older Google Pay apps on Android, iOS, and web will no longer be able to send and receive money.
Update: One month after losing access to sending/receiving money, the old Google Pay app is now entirely non-functional in the US, losing the ability to claim money and view transaction history.
Google Pay Stories June 14, 2021
If you’re heavily into cryptocurrencies, we have good news as you can now add your Coinbase card to your Google Pay account for wireless payments.
Google Pay Stories June 8, 2021
Google Pay now supports SmarTrip card for public transit in Washington, DC
Google Pay has slowly been adding support for public transit cards over the past few years, and today, another is being added to the list. Google Pay users in Washington, DC, can now add the SmarTrip card.
Google Pay Stories May 11, 2021
Google Pay Stories May 4, 2021
Did you complete the Google Pay Spring Challenge to redeem $30? [Poll]
Google Pay’s Spring Challenge ended yesterday, and we’re curious how many people were actually able to collect all five stickers to redeem $30.
Google Pay Stories May 3, 2021
Google Pay Stories April 29, 2021
Google Pay Stories April 28, 2021
You can get up to $45 through Google Pay as referrals are boosted until May 4
The new Google Pay app is full of rewards including special events such as the “Spring Challenge” that’s ongoing right now with a $30 reward. Now, though, Google Pay is offering up to $45 as it boosts referrals in a big way.
Google Pay Stories April 22, 2021
Google Pay Stories April 16, 2021
[Update: Expired certificate] Some Google Pay users are seeing American Express cards removed
Google Pay works with a ton of banks and credit cards for in-store payments, but each card can be unlinked by the financial institution if required. Overnight, quite a few Google Pay users that use American Express cards have seen their methods of payment unlinked without clear cause.
Google Pay Stories March 31, 2021
After introducing its new version earlier this year in the US, the original Google Pay app will, for the most part, be shut down next week on April 5. That stemmed a since-updated “report” that the app’s death would also shutter support for Google Pay on Wear OS, but that’s simply not the case.
Google Pay Stories March 8, 2021
You cannot currently review the new Google Pay from the Android Play Store
Last week, Google’s latest payment service left “early access” for those in the US. Besides being more easily downloadable, exiting beta means that users can leave public ratings. However, the Play Store is not currently letting users review the new Google Pay.
Google Pay Stories March 4, 2021
Google Pay Stories December 16, 2020
Google Pay Stories December 15, 2020
Google Pay Stories December 8, 2020
Google Pay Stories November 23, 2020
Google Pay Stories November 18, 2020
Google Pay is now locked to only one smartphone at a time
Google is rolling out a new experience for Google Pay, but it comes with a major disadvantage. Google Pay is now locked to only one smartphone at a time.
Google Pay Stories November 17, 2020