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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 October 25
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
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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
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 21
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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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.
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[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
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
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
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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
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Google Pay Stories October 26, 2020
The Pixel 5 is a solid if slightly overpriced and unspectacular device, but early issues are already manifesting. The latest shows that some Pixel 5 owners are unable to make payments using NFC and, therefore, Google Pay.
Google Pay Stories September 25, 2020
For years the ability to spread the cost of a meal, entertainment, heck, even gas payments has been a necessary and frustrating evil. However, the rise of wireless and mobile payments means we now have more options for sharing those costs equally. Google knows the frustrations faced and is adding a “Split a Bill” feature for its Pay platform in Singapore.
Google Pay Stories September 18, 2020
Two distinct versions of Google Pay exist today. The first is aimed at countries where NFC-based payments are widely adopted, while the other is for the Next Billion Users. That latter version of Google Pay, known as Tez, is getting a Flutter rewrite that will serve as the basis for global expansion.
Google Pay Stories September 17, 2020
It looks like some users are now seeing a slight redesign of the Google Pay application mimicking that of the Cards & Passes pop-up window with a distinct lack of bottom tabs for browsing.
Google Pay Stories September 2, 2020
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Google Pay Stories June 29, 2020
Google Contacts for Android has a very useful row of actions that lets you quick call, text, video, or email. Those in the US also have the ability to send P2P payments, but Google is planning on removing that functionality from Contacts.
Google Pay Stories June 12, 2020
Google Pay Stories April 24, 2020
While using a pre-release version of Android sounds like an exciting experience, we usually don’t recommend the average joe to install Developer Preview builds, as they come with flaws. One of the usual flaws, the inability to use Google Pay, is actually no longer the case as of Android 11 Developer Preview 3.
Google Pay Stories March 2, 2020