The famous company known for its search engine has recently launched the Google Wallet for the iOS. This makes it easier for iDevices and their owners to send, or request payment, through email. The new wallet for iOS devices has great features. Users are able to split expenses with friends, grab cash directly from a bank account, or manage money while on the go. Using it is quite simple; users will just need to add any U.S debit card into the app (either snapping a photo of the card or manually typing in the card’s details), then choose the appropriate function that’s required. The last step is to enter one or more email addresses. This service works great even for those who are receiving payments from those who are not using the Wallet app.
Google Wallet is Now in iOS
Google Wallet for Android devices was just recently updated and now it has landed into iOS devices. The update (for Android) granted the app with a new icon, a sleeker user-interface, and even more functionalities. One of the new features include an activity stream which is used to highlight various data from transactions. The information within the said stream has the name of the sender or recipient, the amount paid or received, and the date when the transaction took place.
On Android devices, the app is now called the Google Wallet (New) whereas the old version is now named Android Pay. What’s the difference? It allows users who are still accustomed to the old app to be able to still continue using it before they jump to the newer service. Hence, installing the new app is not required but more of a matter of preference.
However, for optimal usability, users can use the new Wallet app and Android Pay at the same time. This is because the former largely lets people keep tabs on their balances and/or send money to their friends, family, or whoever. The latter app allows users to wave their mobile device over an in-store terminal to immediately make purchases. That, in itself, is a very handy feature so people don’t have to rush to find a nearby ATM to withdraw cash when they can just use their smartphone instead to make purchases.
There is, however, one thing that Google Wallet cannot do and that is loyalty cards. The iOS version has removed the support for loyalty cards, offers, and gift cards. Users who have these digital vouchers can export them online.