Google To Shutdown Gpay, Consolidate On Google Wallet.


Google has announced it is shutting down Gpay on the 4th of June this year. The app which has helped people make payments for over a decade now, will be completely replaced by Google Wallet.

The product will be shut down in the US, except in Singapore and India. Google says Google Wallet users are more than 5 times Gpay users. The company also says this move is to consolidate its payment system. Therefore all its payment features on Gpay will be completely available on Google Wallet, which also boasts of Google’s popular Tap-to-pay feature.

Millions of users from around the world, in over 180 countries use Google pay to check out when shopping online.

Google Wallet continues to be the primary place for people to securely store payment cards used for tap and pay in stores, alongside other digital items like transit cards, driver’s licenses, state IDs and more, says Google. The company says it will ensure that the transition will be super smooth. So that those who use the app for check outs online, and those who use it for in-store tap and pay, will continue to do so without any hitch. But users in Singapore and India will continue to use the Gpay app due to the uniqueness of the markets there.

How to Manage your Google Pay balance from the Google Pay app until June 4: You can use the U.S. version of the Google Pay app until June 4, 2024 to view and transfer your Google Pay balance to your bank account. You can continue to view and transfer your funds to your bank account after June 4, 2024 from the Gpay website.

Google has invested in making payments very fast and seamless, like implementing and improving autofill in chrome, making it easy to pay for public transit, and expanding the type of passes you can store in wallet.

Google is an expert at metamorphosing an app into an Internet behemoth, let’s see what it has on its sleeve with Google Wallet.