- Google Pay service introduced to many apps such as Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, etc.
- developer information for Google Pay released too
- Google might also “bring these experiences to Tez users in India”
At last, Android Pay and Google Wallet have been merged by Google into a single payment platform named as Google Pay. Users may expect this new service from Google to be made available online as well as offline(NFC payments). In a blog post, Google has also pointed out its intention of “bringing these experiences to Tez users in India.” Although, it is not clear when this UPI interface based Tez will be rebranded to Google Pay, still one can expect some good news. According to Pali Bhat, who is the VP of Product Management, Payments at Google, this step will make the payment process easier for the users, as the payment information, which is saved to their Google accounts can make the checkout faster.
Google is always experimenting with the digital payments process. Hence, one can say that Google Pay is one of its experiments. At this point, one can remember Android Pay, which was launched three years back in 2015. This was also released as an experiment from Google to make payments at stores and was soon expanded to support the in-app purchase. Later, it was also integrated with mobile banking apps.
Google Pay is also an initiative that is expected to streamline the payment operations similar to Apple and Samsung. As it is already known that Apple Pay and Samsung Pay platforms are there for users to speed the payments.
Interestingly, this service from Google has already made way to some specific apps such as Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, Instacart, etc. and with B&H, Instacart, and Fandango, Google is also providing users with the limited period offers. Google Pay is also accompanied by developer information just like ‘Pay With Google’. Only time will show how much this step will be embraced and applauded by the users. As of now, it is better to accept it just like other experiments of Google with respect to the payment.