July 5, 2022

Google is particularly fond of rebranding its services every few years, and nowhere is this more evident than its payment strategy. Google folded the older Google Pay service into GPay — a custom version designed from scratch for India — but it didn’t roll out the service globally, instead limiting it to a few markets.

That led to a lot of confusion as there were two distinct versions of Google Pay, and Google is now adding one more product into the mix: Google Wallet. This new iteration of Google Wallet lets you pay using credit and debit cards and works with NFC payments, and you also get the ability to add digital IDs, transit cards, event tickets, car keys, vaccine cards, and so much more.