What is Google Pay?
We’re working to bring together all the ways to pay, like Google Wallet and Android Pay into a single brand: Google Pay. You’ll start to see the Google Pay logo when you buy Google products, like a photo album on Google Photos or digital content on Google Play.
The Android Pay app will soon become the Google Pay app.
Google Pay does all the same things Android Pay did. You’ll also notice some shiny new additions to the app designs and features, as well as support for new partners over the coming months.
If you’re already using Android Pay, you don’t need to do anything to get started with Google Pay.
Google Pay is much more than an app. It’s a way to easily pay in stores, on the web, and in apps (like Airbnb, Fandango, Lyft, and Instacart) without having to get your card from your wallet. You can also use it to keep your gift cards, loyalty cards, tickets and coupons when you shop at your favorite stores.
What’s happening to Android Pay?
Android Pay isn’t going away. With Google Pay, you’ll have everything you loved about Android Pay with a fresh look and new features. All of the information you’ve added and your Android Pay settings will be the same on Google Pay.
Google Pay frequently asked questions
No. The next time you update your Android Pay app, it’ll become Google Pay. Learn how to update your app.
If you’re in the US and had both Android Pay and Google Wallet installed on your phone, you’ll see two Google Pay apps: Google Pay and Google Pay Send.
Use Google Pay to pay for items you buy in stores. Use Google Pay Send to send money to friends and family.
No. Any credit, debit, gift, or loyalty cards you added to Android Pay will automatically show up in Google Pay. If you used a payment method to buy a Google product or service (like an app or movie on Google Play or storage space for Google Drive), you’ll still be able to access it through the Google payments center.
The security measures protecting your info won’t change with the new name. You can read about security for Google Pay here.
We are working to bring this feature to Google Pay in the US as soon as possible. Until then, if you’re in the US or UK, you can send money using pay.google.com. If you're in the US, you can also use the Google Pay Send app (formerly Google Wallet). Learn more about Google Pay Send below.
The same transaction info you get now will continue to be available to you after the change to Google Pay.
Yes. Google Pay works everywhere Android Pay worked (wherever NFC payments are accepted in stores). You can also look for Google Pay at checkout in more of your favorite apps and sites.
You can use Google Pay to make in-store payments using your phone in countries where it is available. Learn which countries Google Pay is available.
Check back as we continue to expand to new places.
Your payment information is linked to your Google Account when you:
- Buy a Google product or service (like an app or movie on Google Play or storage space for Google Drive)
- Add cards to Android Pay, Google Wallet, Chrome, or another Google payment product.
For more information on which payment information you have on file with Google, visit the Google payments center.
If you’re in the US, you can use Google Pay Send (formerly Google Wallet) to send money using your iPhone. You won’t be able to use your iPhone to pay in stores with Google Pay. But you can connect your iPhone to an Android Wear smartwatch and then use the watch to pay in stores. Learn to pay with Google Pay using your Android Wear watch.
The Google Wallet app will become the Google Pay Send app.
You can use the Google Pay Send app and pay.google.com to send, request, and receive money from other people. It comes in handy for tasks like splitting bills, gifting money, and paying rent.
Google Pay Send does all the same things Wallet did. If you’re already using Wallet, you don’t need to do anything to get started with Google Pay Send.
We are working to add Google Pay Send features to the Google Pay app in the US in the future.
What’s happening to Google Wallet?
Google Wallet will soon be part of Google Pay, with the Google Wallet app becoming the Google Pay Send app to keep a consistent brand experience across Google payment products.
Google Pay Send frequently asked questions
No. The next time you update your Wallet app, it’ll become Google Pay Send.
No. Any debit cards or bank accounts you added to Wallet will automatically show up in Google Pay Send.
The security measures protecting your info won’t change with the new name. You can read about current security for Wallet here.
The same transaction info you get now will continue to be available to you after the change to Google Pay Send.
Right now, the Google Pay Send website is available in the US and UK. The Google Pay Send app is available only in the US.
Your Wallet Balance is now just called "Balance" in Google Pay Send. Any money you had in Wallet transfers over to Google Pay Send.