Google Wallet returns as a fanatical digital wallet
Google is banking on its new digital wallet app called Wallet. the corporate announced the new standalone wallet app along with Android 13 OS and a slate of Pixel devices such as Pixel 7, Pixel 6a, Pixel Watch, and Pixel Buds Pro during their I/O 2022 event.
Google has announced a fanatical digital Wallet app.
Google Wallet can store debit and credit cards also as tickets, virtual keys, passes, and more.
The Wallet app will replace Google Pay in most countries.
Previously, Google Pay served both as a mobile wallet and online payment system. Now, Google announces the dedicated Wallet app which will replace your physical purse with a digital one – Android Digital Wallet. It can then store not only bank cards but also tickets, virtual car keys, vaccine cards, loyalty, gift cards, and boarding passes.
Developers will now have access to Google Wallet, thus providing the chance for companies to add their custom cards and passes such as hotel room keys without an added cost. Additionally, Google is additionally working with the authorities in the US to also save IDs in the app in the future.
As for the matter of security, Google says that your IDs are going to be stored securely on your device only. the corporate will not even have access to this sensitive information – Android Digital Wallet. this is often a familiar affair since Apple launched the same feature on iOS. it’s safe to say that Google will also implement strict security measures in regards to storing personal IDs like what Apple has done.
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Is the Google Wallet app coming to your country?
Google Wallet are going to be a separate app and will replace Google Pay in more than 40 countries where the service is available. The latter are going to be integrated with the wallet app and will remain the online payment system when transacting, an identical method to Apple’s Wallet app and Apple Pay service – Android Digital Wallet.
Some things will remain confusing though: Specifically, the USA and Singapore for instance will have both Wallet and Pay apps while India will only have Google Pay. Google is functioning to release the Wallet app to more countries – Android Digital Wallet. The rollout will begin within the coming weeks and you will need to update the app through the Google Play Store.