By TechThop Team
Posted on: 25 Jul, 2022
To replace the old Google Pay app, Google has started delivering the wallet presented at I/O via the Play Store. With the Google Wallet, numerous documents can be stored rather than purchased, which better reflects the capabilities of the service.
According to Google, the previous Google Pay app will be replaced by the new Google Wallet within two days. By choosing the correct settings, the update will be performed automatically through the Play Store, or the new app will have to be manually installed via a search for updates.
The new Google Wallet app was already available two days ago on a Nothing Phone (1) from the editors and has recently been updated on a Pixel 5, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a. Google Wallet was announced as the successor to Google Pay at the I/O developer conference in May.
This update won't replace Google Pay itself, the payment service will still run under this name and will now live inside the Google Wallet. The Google Wallet and Google Pay work similarly to Apple's Apple Wallet and Apple Pay.
In the future, Google Wallet should also offer significantly more options than just paying. Airline tickets, cinema tickets, gift cards, vouchers, and digital car keys are already available through Google Pay.
Google Wallet will soon be able to store documents such as vaccination certificates, test results, licenses, ID cards and university access cards.
The integration of these functions has not yet taken place, however. It still includes the same features as the previous Google Pay app with a saved credit card and multiple airline tickets on the editors' test devices.
As part of the new Material You theme, accent colors are determined by the wallpaper you choose for your wallet. All settings are now integrated into the user's profile picture instead of hiding in a side menu.
There is a 'Floating Action Button' at the bottom right of the screen that can be used to add new cards. Cards and tickets from this app can be automatically transferred to Google Wallet if the 'Smart features
And personalization in other Google products' setting is enabled in Gmail. Google Wallet is also compatible with Wear OS in addition to Android.
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