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Download the new Google Pay app

Important:

  • 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.

Learn more about Google Pay.

Tip: Check out the Google Pay YouTube channel for step-by-step help videos.

Get started

Tip: To use the Google Pay app, you need to have a Google Account.

  1. From the Play Store, download the Google Pay app .
  2. Confirm your country.
  3. 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.
  4. Review and accept the Google Pay Terms of Service.
  5. Enter and verify your phone number.
  6. 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.

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