The Google Pay mobile app is becoming Google Wallet starting this week and will support new digital items. The application will be available in Bulgaria for Android and Wear OS, announced by the internet company.
Google Wallet will standardize the way users store and access important items such as payment cards, digital event tickets, boarding passes, loyalty cards and gift cards.
Wallet will also offer easy integration with other apps and services. For example, the user will automatically be given the option to add the boarding pass to their Google Wallet if they choose to have it sent to their Gmail address after “checking in”. A similar thing will happen with event tickets purchased online, with Wallet sending reminder notifications.
With the launch of this app, Google wants to make it easier for millions of people who use their phones to reserve tickets for events and boarding passes, pay in stores or ride public transport. In addition, consumers need a secure and easy way to store and access new digital items such as car keys, digital IDs and vaccination records.
Google Wallet also includes detailed privacy and security settings. If the phone is lost or stolen, the user can find it, lock it or delete the data from the device using the “Find My Device” function.
Over the next two days, Google will roll out Wallet to everyone. Users with automatic updates turned on will see the Google Pay app automatically update to Google Wallet. Users without automatic updates will have to update it manually from the Play Store.