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 Pay started rolling out for web back in May. The service is receiving its first update as of this week, unlike the mobile app available on Android that is always getting better. The update consists of some redesign with new material design as seen in other Google apps and services. Everything is more rounded, which shouldn’t be surprising, and the experience is more consumer-friendly.
Google Pay has gained support many have been wanting to see since the early days of Android Pay. Google’s payment service present on most Android smartphones with built-in NFC, now supports PayPal Mastercards thanks to Synchrony. Here’s what you need to know.
Earlier this year, Android Pay was re-branded as Google Pay. This was one of many re-brands Google had done earlier in the year, and when first announced, we were told the change would be rolled out over the coming months across all platforms. The Android Pay app had been completely revamped with Google Pay everywhere and a new layout encompassing Chrome payment information, new features, and everything in the Android Pay app. It took some time, but the name change is finally [Read More]
Google Assistant is incorporating new voice commands this week that link to Google Pay. This of course means you’ll be able to send money to a friend or whoever it may be, using only your voice over the assistant.
Android Pay recently became Google Pay, and Google Pay is already getting better with support for transit tickets. Google is thinking up more ways to increase user adoption of its payment service, and where better to start than transit ticket support. This is beginning in Las Vegas, but support will grow to more cities and transit systems with time.
During CES 2018, Google announced that Android Pay would merge with Google Wallet and be phased into Google Pay. The branding change has been occurring in bits and pieces over recent weeks, but has now gone into full effect just about everywhere. This includes the Android Pay application, which has been updated with a complete overhaul including a new user interface and Google Pay as the name.
Let’s talk mobile payments. Most mid-range and high-end smartphones today are boarded with NFC. NFC is the technology that allows for making mobile payments. This was a feature that really became popular in 2015 and 2016, but is now overshadowed by bezel-less designs and fancy digital assistants. Is being able to make mobile payments still an important feature to you?