With the announcement of Google Pay, Google has made online payments a whole lot easier. In February 2018, the company announced that it is combining all of its different payment methods into one unified brand, called Google Pay. The Android Pay app is now being re-branded to the app called Google Pay, and the Google Wallet app is now called Google Pay Send. Eventually, the Google Pay app will also have peer-to-peer transactions, allowing users to send and receive money from each other. Google Pay is the fast, simple way to pay on sites, in apps and in stores using the cards saved to your Google account. Google Pay protects your payment info with multiple layers of security and makes it easy for users to send and receive money, store tickets or cash.
Google Pay and Google Pay Send users in the U.S do not need to use both of these apps separately for their contact-less payments. Google Pay now allows you to make peer to peer payments directly from the app. If you’re outside the United States you’ll need to continue using Google Pay and Google Pay Send separately for the time being.
Features of Google Pay
- Pay in Apps: With Google Pay, you can check put in hundred of apps without having to enter your payment details all the time. You can catch a ride, order takeout, or get tickets to that just-announced show with the simple press of a button and enjoy them without worrying about the online fraud.
- Pay on sites as quickly as you click the button: Now, you can pay with ease on thousands of websites by using Google Pay. With Google Pay, you can cut off the time taken in check-out and enjoy more time in check-ins.
- Pay friends even the ones without Google Pay: The most attractive feature that Google Pay has is that unlike other apps, you can send money to the friends even though they do not have Google Pay. Don’t worry bank transfers any more . Google pay introduce us an instant way to Just pay using the debit cards already in your wallet.
- Enjoy more convenience : You can save your transit tickets to Google Pay, and forget about forgetting them once and for all. Just buy your tickets online using Google Pay, use your phone at the gate, and go . But it is available only in cities like Chicago, Las Vegas, London, and Portland.
- Pay in stores with speed and security: When you pay in stores, Google Pay doesn’t share your actual card number, so your information stays secure. You can enjoy full security. Plus, you can check out faster with the device that’s already in your hand – no need to dig for your wallet. So, it is faster and more secure- just as you like!
- Encrypted and Secured by Google : Google Pay protects your payment information with multiple layers of security, using one of the world’s most advanced security infrastructures to help keep your account safe. Safe online transaction of money is the main objective of Google Pay.
- Google Pay may soon use QR codes for peer to peer payments : As discussed earlier, Google Pay is already a great way to send money to your friends, but it looks like Google is considering to add a new feature that may make sending payments to your friends or relatives a little easier for some. According to a new report from XDA Developers, Google is set to add QR codes as a way to initiate a peer-to-peer payment. The option will reportedly show up in the “Send” tab of the app. As the report notes, it’s unlikely that the feature will be easier than simply picking a contact from your contact list, but if you need to send money to someone you just met, it could come in handy.
- Paypal expands Google Support : Users have been able to use PayPal to pay on Google Pay for some time now, but PayPal is continuing to make things easier for Google-bound users in the U.S. On May 24, 2018, PayPal announced that registering your PayPal account with any one of Google’s services would seamlessly allow users to access that same account on Google’s other services, without needing to set up the account’s details on those other services.
How to Set up Google Pay?
To set up the Google Pay app in Android :
- You need to make sure your phone is running Android Lollipop (5.0) or higher.
- Download Google Pay.
- Open the Google Pay app and follow the setup instructions.
- When you’re asked to, add a card.
- You may be asked to set up a screen lock on your Android device. Google Pay works with PIN, pattern, password, fingerprint, or retinae scanning screen locks. It won’t work with screen locks like Smart Unlock or Knock to Unlock.
- To make purchases in stores: Make sure your device meets software standards, has NFC, and NFC is turned on. Your phone must also have HCE.
- E-Money users in Japan: Your device must be Osaifu-Keitai compatible. QUICPay users must have Osaifu-Keitai version 6.1.5 or higher.
- If you have another in-store payment app on your phone: In your phone’s Settings app, make Google Pay the default payment app.
If your Google Pay app disappeared after you open it for the first time, it may be because the app is not in your main screen. To show it again, in your device settings, change the Home Screen setting to Drawer or Show all apps.
To set up the Google Pay app in iOS:
Some features in Google Pay are only available in certain countries and on certain devices.
You can use Google Pay to send money to friends and family using your iOS device. Follw the steps as follows to set up Google Pay on your iOS device:
- Download the Google Pay app on your iPhones running iOS 7 or higher.
- Sign in with your Google Account.
- If you use your account for business purchases, you may be asked to switch to a different payments profile. Follow the instructions on screen to set up an “individual” profile.
- Follow the instructions to get set up.
- When asked to, add a payment method. We recommend adding a debit card for quicker transactions. You can also add a second payment method later.
These are the features of Google Pay. Google Pay has made transfer of money simple and easy. Also the setup process of Google Pay has been explained for both android and iOS devices. I hope you found this article useful.
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