Google Wallet cards are no more! However, the payment service is here to stay! Here’s all we know so far and what to expect for the future of Google Wallet.
We were informed way back that Google would terminate Wallet cards sometime this Summer. Now, that has become reality. Google has gone away with Wallet cards in favor of their new Android Pay service. Although a bit different, Android Pay supplies much of the same functionality that Google Wallet did including the notorious tap-to-pay feature. The main differences include wider acceptance with Android Pay and the ability to add cards from all different banks.
For those of you unaware, it’s just the cards that are no longer active. The Google Wallet service continues on, taking more of an account approach for sharing money with others. This works similar to that of what one experiences using PayPal. If you had a positive ‘Wallet Balance,’ there’s no need to worry as the money is still being stored in your account with the option to cash out at anytime.
It’s currently unheard whether Google Wallet will get future updates or just live on as is. Hopefully we’ll get some news from Google as the week progresses. For now, hang onto your Google Wallet card until further notified.
Any upset owners of Google Wallet cards out there besides me? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments.