Over the past year, we've been working to make these experiences simpler, safer, and more consistent. Any card or payment system you use with Google will be available across all of Google's payment systems, such as online checkouts and applications. "Over the coming weeks, you'll see Google Pay online, in-store, and across Google products, as well as when you're paying friends", Pali Bhat, the VP of Product Management from Google's Payments teams said in a blog post. We also send freebies and lots of other goodies exclusively to our email subscribers.
More information about Google Pay can be found over here.
Google Pay definitely sounds better as a way to unite the company's payment solutions.
It wouldn't be surprising to anticipate that, in the future, consumers might be use Google Pay to purchase tickets ofter watching a movie trailer on YouTube.
The rebranding effort is already underway, with some existing users already witnessing the Google Pay rebranding at several locations. Those include Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse and Instacart.
Like the distinction between Google's similar instant-messaging apps Allo and Duo, or the repurposing of Google Hangouts into a business-focused communications tool, the line drawn between Google Wallet and Android Pay was confusing, unnecessary, and probably posed a setback to brand adoption. Have you noticed the Google Pay branding yet?