Google Pay is replacing Android Pay and Google Wallet as a new unified payments app


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Google is combining Android Pay and Google Wallet into a new unified payments service. Google Pay, as the new app is called, is rolling out today for Android devices, and Google eventually plans to introduce it to all Google products.

Google Pay will be the place that you go to access all your purchases, gift cards, and payment methods, and it’s part of Google’s plan to introduce a more consistent checkout experience across the board. The search giant is also working on bringing Google Pay to Chrome and Assistant.  

Your experience won’t vary that much from Android Pay either, and you’ll be able to use cards and information stored in Google Pay in a range of apps and websites, assuming you’re on Android or Chrome.

However, the new interface is different from Android Pay, and there are now two separate tabs. The Home tab houses your recent payment activity and things like nearby offers and stores, while the Cards tab contains all your credit, debit, and gift cards.

In addition, Google is working with its partners online and in stores, so you’ll eventually be able to use Google Pay on sites, in apps, and at supported retailers around the world.

And if you live in Kiev, London, or Portland (more cities are coming soon), you’ll be able to use Google Pay in your daily commute.

In Singapore, Google Pay will be available in the coming weeks, and places that previously accepted Android Pay will also accept Google Pay.

The Android Pay app has already been rebranded to Google Pay in the Play Store, and it will automatically switch over to Google Pay in the coming weeks once the update rolls out. You won’t have to re-enter your information, as all existing payment methods will be linked to Google Pay.

As of now, banks that support Google Pay include DBS, POSB, OCBC, UOB, Standard Chartered and American Express.