Google today announced it has merged Android Pay and Google Wallet into one consolidated payments service called Google Pay.
Over the coming weeks, Google said users will be able to use Google Pay online, in stores, and across Google products, and Google Wallet’s existing peer-to-peer payment functionality will continue to be supported.
Google Pay is already available in select first-party apps such as YouTube and Chrome, and in Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, Instacart, and select other third-party apps and websites on Android and in Chrome.
Google Pay branding will be rolled out in apps, websites, and next to payment terminals in stores as Android Pay branding and decals are retired.
Google Pay along with Samsung Pay are Apple Pay’s biggest rivals among mobile payment services. Google Pay also competes with Apple’s recently launched peer-to-peer payment service Apple Pay Cash in the United States.
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