Google Unifies Its Payment Platforms, Introduces Google Pay

Bringing it all together with Google Pay - Google Blog

Google introduced Android Pay in 2015 and spent millions promoting that name as its wallet for in-store purchases. "With Google Pay, it'll be easier for you to use the payment information saved to your Google Account, so you can speed through checkout with peace of mind", Bhat said. Users often have to struggle with multiple applications such as Android Pay, Google Wallet, etc.to pay for Google services, but this is all set to change now. Just that instead of seeing Android Pay logo when paying for things with NFC or Google Wallet while purchasing content on the Play Store, users will now see the universal Google Pay logo.

Here's where it gets a little confusing. Now, it has been rebranded for the third time, as Google Pay - a branding Google (and we) hopes sticks.

You may have already seen Google Pay branding in the wild as it is now featured on Airbnb, HungryHouse, Instacart, Dice and Fandango.

We'll get answers to those questions soon enough, but most importantly, it seems that users don't need to sign up for a new service. The fruit of that work is the new Google Pay platform. We're not betting that Google is going to be able to streamline all digital payments with Google Pay, but it sure would be nice if Android had a single method for buying stuff.

The move mends a deliberate split in Google's branding - its Android Pay mobile wallet and its Google Wallet P-to-P service - under a single brand that also encompasses in-app payments, Google said in a Monday blog post. Then in 2015, Google came out with Android Pay, with support from three major U.S. carriers.

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