Android Pay and Google Wallet fall under new Google Pay moniker

Android Pay and Google Wallet fall under new Google Pay moniker

Google is bringing its different payment services under a single umbrella, called Google Pay.

Pali Bhat, VP of product management, Payments at Google says that this new brand will save users' payment information in the Google Account for an easy checkout.

The next time you make a purchase from Google or from any of its partners - Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, Instacart and other services - you'll see Google Pay as an option. Enter Google Pay, a solution to make cash payments easier and more efficient for users.

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In a blog post, the company mentioned that they've worked hard to make shopping experiences, "experiences simpler, safer, and more consistent".

When reached out, a Google spokesperson for India said that Tez will be unaffected by the announcement but will be bringing all the additional Google Pay functionality to India's users, developers, and businesses through Tez. Also, the same changes are supposed to reflect in Google Tez UPI (Unified Payment Interface) app launched in India. Consolidating the two services should enable people to link their credit or debit card to a single Google Pay account and either pay for groceries or send money to a friend as a birthday gift. Android Pay was supposed to launch here at some point of time but then Google chose to launch a market-specific app called Tez here instead. Google Checkout was Google's PayPal competitor. For those unaware, Tez is a UPI-based payments system by Google that was launched in India in September past year.

Does the simplification of Google's various payment services ease your mind? Google Pay and Apple Pay are now set to dominate all the payments. However, while Google Wallet still exists, the tap-to-pay system was then rebranded Android Pay and introduced in multiple markets.

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