Google launches Google Pay, its answer to Apple Pay
Google has combined its two payment services, Google Wallet and Android Pay, into a new app: Google Pay.
With Google Pay, you can digitally store your credit and debit cards, as well as gift cards and rewards cards. You can use the app to pay for purchases online and in stores, just as you could with its predecessor, Android Pay.
Google announced it would be combining both of its payment apps to make Google Pay in January. Now, finally, the app is rolling out to everyone, but it's still a work in progress. Google Pay isn't yet empowered with one of its most useful features: the ability to send and request money from friends and family. You'll get that functionality in "the next few months" according to Google's blog post.
In the meantime, you can still send money to your friends with Google Wallet, which the company has rebranded as Google Pay Send. Kind of awkward, but we suppose it'll do.