Google Wallet Rolled out for Android users, will Replace Google Pay

Google Wallet feature has started rolling out. It was announced by Google at Google I/O 2022 held in May. Google Wallet will replace the existing Google Pay.

Google Wallet was announced by American tech giant Google at Google I/O 2022. This payment app will replace the existing Google Pay. However, Google Wallet and Google Pay will work side-by-side in the US and Singapore. Google has started rolling out the Wallet app. This app is being rolled out with the update of Google Pay. It is currently being rolled out to select Android users in 39 countries. It will be rolled out to all users in the coming few days.

Android announced via its Twitter handle that Google Wallet has become available for download. Recently, a Google spokesperson told that it is currently being rolled out for 39 countries. It will be rolled out to all Android users within a few days.

Features of Google Wallet

At Google I/O 2022, Google had told about this app that it will manage all the digital cards of the user, including debit and credit cards, identity cards, vaccination status, tickets, security keys, etc.

According to a report by 9to5Google, Google Wallet will replace the existing Google Pay in all countries. However, both these apps will come separately in Singapore and the US. In both these countries, Google Pay will work only as a UPI app. At the same time, all digital records can be kept in Google Wallet.

Payment cards, loyalty cards, etc. will be supported in this new user interface of Google Pay. Not only this, features like gift cards, airline passes, theater tickets, and transit fare cards will also be provided in it. All passes and other features linked with the Gmail account can be bridged from the Settings menu of Google Wallet.

Re-Launch

Google Wallet was launched in 2011 as an NFC payment app, which included features such as peer-to-peer money transfer. In 2018, Google merged it with Android Pay and named it Google Pay. In India, the Google Tez app was rebranded to Google Pay. Once again Google is rebranding this app as Google Wallet. However, this time Google’s app will get more features than before.

Sunil Kumar writes about smartphones and laptops for Gadgets 360 Tech News based out of Mumbai. He is Deputy Editor (Reviews) at Gadgets 360 Tech News. He has written frequently about the smartphone and PC industry and has an interest in photography as well.

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