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June 10, 2015

Google Payments

Now that Google announced Android Pay, it's interesting to see what happens with Google Wallet. A Google+ post mentioned a few weeks ago that Google is building a new Google Wallet app that will "will allow anyone with a US debit card to send and receive money for free within minutes - even if the other person doesn't have the app".

There's also a help center for a service called Google Payments, which is supposed to be available at payments.google.com. Right now, this URL redirects to Google Wallet. "You can securely store payment information in your Google Account using Google Payments. You can use this payment information to make and track purchases on Google services," informs Google. The services that support Google Payments are Google Play, Google Drive, YouTube and Google Express.


Chrome's Dev Channel replaced Google Wallet references with Google Payments. For example, there's an autofill option that shows "addresses and credit cards from Google Payments". Here's a screenshot from Chrome Dev for Android:


{ Thanks, Brandon Giesing. }

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