Google Pay is already compatible with an impressive number of banks and banks and financial institutions across the world, but this doesn't mean the list can't grow. Indeed, since our last update, the list has been further expanded with 61 new partners across 19 countries
Google's newest version of Pay takes the focus off of NFC transactions, but being able to cash out with your phone at the grocery store is still the best part of the app. If you've been waiting for your bank to add support for Google Pay, you might want to look again — 22 additional financial institutions have been added since earlier this month.
The Google Pay app has seen a major overhaul recently, being a more wholistic approach to shopping and money transfers in addition to a basic payment tool. This change hasn't been universally appreciated, but it's there nonetheless. Starting next week, Google Pay users in India will see a new option: targeted advertising based on traffic and spending habits. Google calls it "personalization."
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.
Google has been working on a new beta version of Pay since November, but the old app has been available on the Play Store for users who aren't ready to transition. At least it was until today: anyone searching the Play Store now will be greeted with only the new app, which is out of testing. The old version is still functional, but should start to disappear as users update.
Google's mobile payment app continues to support a growing number of banks and financial institutions across the world. Since our last update, 84 banks and credit unions are now compatible with Google Pay across 24 countries. Interestingly, the majority of them are in Canada, with a whopping 57 new ones.
Google Pay’s tight integration with the Android OS makes it one of the most widely available and widely accepted mobile payment solutions. However, many international regions still don’t have access to this nifty tool, keeping people from the convenience of tap-and-pay on almost any Android phone. That’s changing today, at least for ten European countries where Google Pay is finally debuting.
Google Pay may be in for a big code refresh, but that doesn't hinder it from expanding its availability to more banks all over the world and in the US. And over the past month and a half alone, the company has added support for a whopping 89 new institutions all over the states. That means we're almost at 3,000 supported banks now, a milestone Google has been creeping up to over the last few years.
A while ago, we covered a hidden new look for Google Pay, accessible through the overflow menu in the power button wallet on Pixel phones. It looks like Google is now making that look the new standard interface for Pay, and it's currently rolling out to many people. The new design likely triggered by a server-side update to the Play Services.
A few months ago, we spotted Chrome working on Windows Hello integration for payment autofill authentication, sparing you from digging out your physical card to enter your CVC over and over. We've now found out that Windows isn't the only place where Google wants to make access to payment cards easier and more tightly integrated. The company is also working on system-wide authentication for Android (and possibly Chrome OS, Linux, and macOS). Sadly, the feature isn't fully live on any iteration of Chrome for Android yet.