Google Pay already works with about 3,000 partners, but that doesn't hinder it from continuing to support more banks and credit unions. After adding 89 financial institutions to the list last month, the mobile payment service just added another 67 just in the US.
Spotify's Wrapped campaign turned out to be an ingenious marketing tool and more companies seem to be realizing the benefits of offering personalized, year-end insights to help generate word of mouth. GPay is jumping on the bandwagon with its own 2020 rewind stats.
While plenty of us are looking forward to the end of 2020, we shouldn't be rushing its demise along — especially as Google Pay reboots itself with a newly-written application and a hankering to get people migrated over. So, the company's popping the ante up with big, fat referrals and a cashback offer from Target.
In the last couple of months, Google Pay has undergone a tremendous amount of transformation, both in terms of its looks and function. Google merged the international Pay app with its Indian counterpart (formerly called Tez) following the latter’s Flutter rewrite and it even got a new logo quite recently. But unlike most other Google services, the new GPay has so far lacked a proper dark mode, but that's finally making its way to the beta version of the app.
The Google Pay team has been busy launching a brand-new app, but they've also found time to keep expanding the list of supported banks. These financial institutions let you add their credit and debit cards to Google Pay for quick and easy NFC payments. Google added 24 banks back in October, and now the company has tacked on an additional 34, in 26 countries around the globe.
The new Google Pay app was released last month, bringing a bunch of new features with it. Among the perks of the revamped app are new dynamic rewards that give cash back and other offers on in-store and online purchases. And now we know how Google is able to award these benefits without requiring users to scan a code or use a coupon: it's thanks to a new partnership with Rakuten.
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The freshly rebuilt Google Pay app has a lot of nifty new features, but the switch isn't without its downsides. Sending and receiving money won't be possible from the web for much longer. And despite adding exclusive new money-saving offers in the app, it looks like Google has implemented new fees that mean Google will charge you for transferring your own money out of Google Pay and onto a debit card.
Google Pay got a big revamp last week. The brand-new app introduces a number of features like automatic receipt scanning, as well as a fresh new interface. But with the turn towards a new direction, Google is ending support for a key feature of Google Pay on the web. Starting next year, users won't be able to send or receive money unless they use the new app.
The new Google Pay app is now official, together with Google's upcoming Plex banking. But in case you missed it, the new app has one killer new feature: The ability to search through Google Photos and Gmail for receipts. That means, rather than being limited to transactions that appear in your Plaid-tied bank account, you can search even more granularly for specific purchases, down to keywords tied to a single item that may have appeared on a receipt, and pull up those details all together at once. Itemizing deductions for 2020 is going to be a whole lot easier.