Google Announces Google Pay, a Unified Brand for its Payment Platforms

Google combining Android Pay and Google Wallet under the new Google Pay brand

After years of brainstorming - Google finally has had the genius idea of unifying both these platforms under a single brand.

Google has announced that it is merging its Android Pay and Google Wallet into a new service called Google Pay.

Google explicitly says that this change is merely cosmetic and the systems' overall functionalities will remain unchanged, which should be a sign of relief for those who are used to things happening a certain way. At the core, Google Pay is simply a combination of Android Pay and Google Wallet. That's not all, as entering the promo code "GooglePay2018" at the Fandango app checkout until January 18 and completing a movie ticket purchase using Google Pay will net you a cool $5 discount.

More information about Google Pay can be found over here.

Google Pay will work just like Android Pay in stores, and you will start seeing "Buy with Google Pay" or "Pay with Google Pay" buttons on sites that start supporting Google's new payment platform. Most of Fandango's users - some 81% of those surveyed - already use some form of digital payment, so Google Pay presents another payment option.

No doubt because they probably helped test the new platform, Google notes that Google Pay is already available through a handful of services. Now, it has been rebranded for the third time, as Google Pay - a branding Google (and we) hopes sticks.

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