At the end of last year, Google launched one Redesigned Google Pay experience in the USA, based on the former Tez app in India. Google is now warning that the older Google Pay apps on Android, iOS and the web will no longer be able to send and receive money from April.
Switching from the previous Google Pay app to the newer version was a confusing migration. Android and iOS users were encouraged to install a separate, Flutter-based app and transfer their funds to the new app for access to rewards and more. At the same time, Google announced that they would shut down the web app’s ability to send and receive money.
This afternoon, Google sent a notification to those who used the older Google Pay app, stating that the older Android, iOS and web apps will stop sending, receiving and using as of April 5th Transferring money is working The balance that is still in your Google Pay account at this point must be checked with the updated app or manually transferred to your bank account by Google Support.
Likewise, the old Google Pay apps can no longer display your last activities and transactions. This may sound like the original Android Google Pay app is practically dead. However, it should still work for accessing your digital wallet, including your credit / debit cards, membership cards, and transit passes. Even if you’re using the new Google Pay experience, the older app’s wallet access on Android is still useful as the new Google Pay can only be used on one device at a time.
The timing of this migration is particularly interesting as the updated Google Pay app is currently still listed as “Early Access”. in the Play Store. It is unknown if the app will be updated before the April Early Access deadline or how those changes will affect areas where the new Google Pay is not available, if at all.
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