The company announced yesterday that Android Pay, Google Wallet, and the payments auto-fill stuff in Chrome are all part of a new app called Google Pay. The app, Google says, can be used for buying stuff online (Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, and Instacart are already supporting it) to shopping in stores to sending money to friends. And Google Pay will know about your personal payments and security data already captured by the Chrome browser.
“Over the coming weeks, you’ll see Google Pay online, in store, and across Google products, as well as when you’re paying friends,” the company says in a statement.
Pali Bhat, Google’s vice president of product management and payments said: “With Google Pay, it’ll be easier for you to use the payment information saved to your Google Account, so you can speed through checkout with peace of mind. Over the coming weeks, you’ll see Google Pay online, in store, and across Google products, as well as when you’re paying friends.”
He added: “Google Pay addresses one of the biggest barriers to mobile commerce today – the inconvenience of entering card details. We know that form-filling is one of the biggest frustrations for mobile shoppers, causing more than a fifth of us to abandon purchases. This new service is designed to automatically retrieve payment details from the Google ecosystem, reducing checkout to a couple of clicks.”