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Google Pay Shutting Down in the US, Wallet Takes Over

Google Pay Shutting Down in the US, Wallet Takes Over

Google is making changes to its mobile payment services once again, opting to discontinue Google Pay in the US in favor of promoting Google Wallet.

According to a statement, the standalone Google Pay app will be phased out by June 4th in an effort to streamline the user experience.

In the United States, users will still have access to popular features such as in-store tap-to-pay and payment method management through Google Wallet. However, peer-to-peer payments will no longer be supported.

Google Wallet originally debuted over a decade ago, undergoing rebranding in 2015 as Android Pay and again in 2018 as Google Pay.

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In 2022, Wallet made a resurgence, replacing Pay in most regions, but Google opted to maintain both apps in the US.

With Wallet now being utilized five times more frequently than Pay in the US, the company has decided to consolidate to a single application.

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