Google Wallet starts rolling out as an update to the Pay app

By Andrew Romero & Abner Li

Google Wallet is finally rolling out as an update to the old Google Pay app.

This new revamp was announced at I/O 2022 in May and it houses some current changes as well as the promise of future ones.

The goal of this new Wallet app is to eventually replace your physical wallet. Things like loyalty cards, credit/debit cards, transit passes, and even IDs are all candidates for a full virtual conversion.

The new Wallet app has a familiar yet different feel, with your tap-to-pay cards all lined up at the top for easy access. Underneath lies a feed with multiple other passes, including loyalty and transit cards.

While driver's licenses and state IDs aren't available yet, the feature is soon to come. Also yet to come are hotel keys and office badges.

The new app is set to be available in over 40 countries, just like Google Pay. GPay will remain the same and house money management tools as before.

Here's a list of availability:

- Australia - Austria - Belgium - Brazil - Bulgaria - Canada - Chile - Croatia - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - Germany - Greece - Hong Kong - Hungary - Ireland - Israel - Italy

- Japan (coming soon) - Kazakhstan - Latvia - Lithuania - Netherlands - New Zealand - Norway - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Slovakia - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Taiwan - Ukraine - United Arab Emirates - United Kingdom

Google Wallet is rolling out now to users, though you can easily access and install an APK of the new app now.