Google is all set to change that, however, at least for the ones taken on its own app.
Google announced last month that it had chose to merge Android Pay and Google Wallet into a unified payment solution (think: Apple Pay) - and now it's acted on the declaration with the much-anticipated release of Google Pay. Google Pay, however, will offer a bit more functionality and organize things a little differently. In the meantime, Google has, for some reason, rebranded Google Wallet as Google Pay Send, which will allow you to continue to send and request payments.
The new tool will be released with version 7.21 of the Google application which is now in beta build.
This isn't just a rebranding, though it will look like one on Android, where Android Pay will be replaced by the new app. In addition, the home screen also shows you all of your recent purchases and you can also still add all of your loyalty cards to the app, too. Upon checkout, you'll be given the option to use said cards to avail discounts. In testing, the functionality seems to break when you are multiple links deep into a website, but generally, most people don't treat the app as a web browser anyway.
In a note to longtime Android Pay users, Google noted the features they enjoy will not disappear under the Google Pay brand.
Google has also announced that Google Pay can now be used to pay for transit in Kiev, London and Portland.
"Within the next few months", the rebranded mobile payment service will gradually make its way across the United States and UK, while the Wallet app is now technically called Google Pay Send... for some reason. The screenshot editor also works in Chrome custom tabs. Now, the company has started the official rollout of Google Pay to users around the world on its Play Store. If it wants to have a ubiquitous payment service that's available on as many platforms as possible, moving away from the Android Pay name makes a lot of sense, and brings it more in line with competitors like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.