Google on Wednesday unveiled an all-new Google Pay app for Android and iOS users. Along with a new logo and design, Google Pay has been launched with a host of new features that are similar to the app in India. The redesigned app has been launched in the US.
Talking about the app, Caesar Sengupta, General Manager & VP, Google said, “ Today we’re taking an important step forward in our quest to make money simple, secure and helpful. Starting in the U.S., we’re launching a redesigned Google Pay app on Android and iOS. The new app is designed around your relationships with people and businesses. It helps you save money and gives you insights into your spending. It’s built with multiple layers of security to keep your money and information private and safe. And in 2021, it will give you the chance to apply for a new kind of digital bank account with trusted financial institutions.”
Although Indian users have received the new Google Pay logo, there are some of the features that are yet to arrive in India. For instance, the redesigned Google Pay allows users to order food from the app but that feature is only available in the US and not in India. However, users in India can link their accounts with other apps to make payments.
The all-new Google Play has also made it easier for a group of friends to split a bill. So in order to split the food bill, rent or other expenses users can create a group to split the bill, and keep track of who’s paid in a single place. Google Pay will even help you do the math on who owes what. Google Pay in the US will allow users to buy gas at over 30,000 gas stations and pay for parking in over 400 cities, all from within the app.
Google Pay will also help users in saving money and redeeming offers from stores. “If you choose to connect your bank account or cards to Google Pay, the app will provide periodic spending summaries and show your trends and insights over time—giving you a clearer view of your finances,” Sengupta said in the blog.
The search giant has assured that it would never sell users’ data to third parties or share their transaction history with the rest of Google for targeting ads.
Apart from all the features, Google has also launched Plex, its mobile-first bank account integrated into Google Pay.