Google Announces Google Pay, a Unified Brand for its Payment Platforms
Google’s launched a lot of digital payment platforms over the years, what with Google Wallet, Android Pay and Pay with Google. Now, in an effort to bring them under one roof, the search giant is rolling out Google Pay, a unified brand for its online and real-world wallets.
For most people, nothing is really changing. 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. The Mountain View-based company says that a number of merchants already support this feature, including Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, and Instacart.
In addition, the Android Pay logo at payment terminals will eventually be replaced by the new G Pay logo, the same logo that’ll be used for all of Google Pay’s online partners. And the same changes will come to Google Tez, an Indian payment application that’s akin to Android Pay. (That’s likely because of India’s requirements regarding the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), which Tez supports.)
If you’re a developer looking to support Google Pay on your website, check out to Google’s payment FAQ site or the support pages from Google’s payment processing partners.