After rebranding the Android Pay to Google Pay and Google Wallet to Google Pay Send earlier this year, Google is now merging the two apps. On its official blog on Tuesday, Google noted that it is combining the Google Pay and Google Pay Send apps in to one, which is Google Pay. The company has started to roll out Google Pay updates that will let you can send or request money right from the Google Pay app if you live in the U.S. Google notes that the features will soon be available in the UK as well.
The Google Pay app has more features to it now, which is when pay via the app it is even easier to split the bill instantly and you can even request money from up to five people, if you are low on balance. The quick shortcut for ‘send or requesting money’ will be present at the top.
Within Google Pay, it now gets the ability to store ‘event tickets’ , ‘concert passes’ and ‘boarding passes’. When the tickets are saved, you’ll find them with your loyalty cards, gift cards, and offers in new Passes tab (for Android app only).
Additionally, Google has made it easy to manage your payment info in the app or on the web at pay.google.com. As per blog, all of your payment information is now synced with your Google Account, so if you update your payment info on the web (be it Google Pay on desktop or on iOS), it’ll be reflected on your phone. And similar will be the case, when you update any payment info on app, it will be reflected on web as well.