Google Unifies Its Payment Platforms, Introduces Google Pay

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When reached out, a Google spokesperson for India said that Tez will be unaffected by the announcement but will be bringing all the additional Google Pay functionality to India's users, developers, and businesses through Tez. If you have purchased an ebook, entered your payment information in Chrome or purchased something in a store - you know what I am talking about. Google Pay essentially aspires to bring all of Google's mobile payments - beginning with Android Pay and Google Wallet - efforts under one roof.

With this new system, your payment information will be saved in your Google account and will then be available to use everywhere you use Google products. A report by Arstechnica points out that this is Google's fifth payment brand. Now, Google is streamlining all of its payment methods and apps into a single service called, you guessed it, Google Pay. "Over the coming weeks, you'll see Google Pay online, in store, and across Google products, as well as when you're paying friends", Google said in a blog post.

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.

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Google Combines Google Wallet and Android Pay to Launch Google Pay

While Android Pay is Google's high-profile payments app, Google Wallet is its peer-to-peer payments solution.

"We look forward to working with Google as they grow this exciting new payment platform". While the app can be installed on a variety of Android phones and watches, it still possesses one basic function: making payments at compatible cash registers via "tap-and-pay". Instead, Google opted to go a different path by launching Google Tez, an app that now lets you make bill payments. The two payment platforms confuse many users by either offering retail payment services, or else a platform for sending money to known contacts.

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