- To use the app, you must be 18 years old and above.
- You need to have a valid US phone number.
- Android devices need Lollipop (5.0) or higher.
- iPhones or iPads need iOS 11.0 or higher.
- At this time, the new Google Pay app doesn't support Google Enterprise accounts, Google Workspace (previously G suite) accounts, or Android work profiles.
With the new app, you can:
- Send and receive money from family and friends.
- Make contactless payments.
- Make group payments and split bills.
- Order food from local restaurants and eateries.
- Pay for gas and parking at participating locations.
- Participate in promotions that provide opportunities to earn scratch cards and other rewards when using Google Pay.
- Link your bank accounts, cards, and other transaction data sources. This includes bills you received in Gmail, photos of receipts that you’ve taken to search across your spending.
- Find financial insights based on your expenses, such as upcoming bills, credit limit, and bank fees.
Tip: Check out the Google Pay YouTube channel for step-by-step help videos.
Tip: To use the Google Pay app, you need to have a Google Account.
- From the Play Store, download the Google Pay app .
- Confirm your country.
- Select your Google Account.
- If you have more than one Google Account, select the one that you’ll use.
- If you still have a balance in the old Google Pay app, select the same Google Account to carry over the funds to the new Google Pay app.
- Review and accept the Google Pay Terms of Service.
- Enter and verify your phone number.
- Set your privacy settings:
- Help people confirm it’s you when they search for your phone number.
- Earn rewards when you pay.
- Turn on personalization within Google Pay.
Tip: You can always change these preferences in your Settings later.
Set a screen lock.
Add a screen lock
- To use the Google Pay app, for your security, you need to set up a screen lock on your device.
- When you use Google Pay, you’ll be asked to unlock the app.
- With Google Pay, PIN, pattern, password, fingerprint, or face ID can be used.