Google I/O 2022 American tech giant Google in Google Wallet was announced. 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.
According to the report of The Verge, Google Wallet will be rolled out in all countries in the coming days. A Google spokesperson said 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.
Phone, keys… Google Wallet. Coming soon to Android, Google Wallet gives you fast, secure access to all your everyday essentials — including payment cards, boarding passes, vaccine cards, event tickets and soon even your driver’s license. #GoogleIO pic.twitter.com/BJXKbykaSw
— Google (@Google) May 11, 2022
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, 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.
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. The Google Tez app was rebranded to Google Pay in India. Once again Google is rebranding this app as Google Wallet. However, this time Google’s app will get more features than before.