P2P Transfers, Virtual Tickets Come to Google Pay

“Google Pay can now support digital concert tickets and boarding passes in its virtual wallet.”

P2P Transfers, Virtual Tickets Come to Google Pay

Google continues to refine its mobile payments platform as its confusing rebranding effort starts to smooth out, announcing new features to improve the user experience.

Perhaps the most important one is the integration of peer-to-peer payments into the Google Pay app. P2P transfers were enabled in the separate Google Pay Send platform this past March, seemingly in response to Apple’s launch of a similar service based on the company’s iMessages service; but it looks like the long-term plan was always to integrate this functionality into Google Pay, which is meant to consolidate and replace Google’s other payment and wallet apps.

Further to that end, Google Pay can now support digital concert tickets and boarding passes in its virtual wallet. In a blog post announcing these new features, Google only specifically mentioned the support of Ticketmaster and Southwest Airlines, but said that more would soon be onboard, including Eventbrite, Singapore Airlines, and Vueling.

Lastly, users can now update their Google Pay payment information through the web, the app, and even on iOS, and it will be synced across all of their devices. It’s another logically straightforward improvement to the digital payments app that a lot of current users will probably appreciate, and that should help to burnish the brand in the ashes of Android Pay, its forerunner.

Source: The Keyword