Two weeks ago, Google Pay for web received a revamp with a refreshed design. More recently, the mobile app was treated to a major update with loads of new features that improve the end-user experience in many ways.
Google wasn’t shy on new functions in its latest update for Google Pay. Some of them we heard in recent rumors, but now they’re actually arriving. The search giant has been coming out with updates left and right for its apps and services, and this one makes the Google Pay app a lot more useful by hauling in everything you need for completing almost any kind of transaction into a single app with grown support for transit tickets, boarding passes and more!
One of the new features is the ability for users to save concert tickets and boarding passes in the app. This means no more hassle the next time you’re trying to board a plane and can’t find your paper copy. The number of partners is limited at this time, but like everything else, will expand over time as more add support. For live concerts, Google Pay already supports most tickets having added the Ticketmaster and Eventbrite services. It doesn’t seem as if users are capped at a certain number of tickets, so travel worry free and let Google do the work. Users can access their transit and movie tickets or boarding passes from the ‘Passes’ tab with just a tap.
When Android Pay first become Google Pay, the Google Wallet
service merged in so users only need their phone and one app for everything
. At that time, the original Google Wallet app still housed a temporary US-exclusive ‘Google Pay Send’ feature kind of like PayPal
of which Google Pay did not yet have. Google told us that the Google Pay app would receive an update bringing this last feature, able to send and request money, at a later date. The time has come and the feature has moved into Google Pay as part of this update thereby now ending the need for Google Wallet altogether. Since all features have been combined into a single Google Pay app, all you need is that to get started with mobile payments.
With re-brands for many Google services and multiple redesigns
of Google Pay across several platforms, the service has grown to be much better through providing a better experience for users. The service has come a long way since its beginning and we cannot wait to see what Google adds next. The above changes and features are rolling out via an app update for most devices as we speak. If you don’t have it yet, sit tight; it should arrive any day. Let us know in the comments if you see the new features, and if so, your experiences trying them out. Download Google Pay at the link in brackets below or update your existing app from the Play Store.