Google Discontinuing Prepaid Google Cards Next Month
Google today informed customers of its Google Prepaid Cards that the service will be shut down October 17. Google said that customers will no longer be able to add funds to their Google Prepaid Card as of September 17, and any funds still in the account will be inaccessible after October 17. Google encourages users to spend their balance before then, though it will issue refunds to those who do not. Google pointed out that it now accepts more credit cards and debit cards, and feels the prepaid card is no longer necessary. Google Prepaid Card was one way users of Google Wallet could fund their purchases with less risk.
Google Unfolds A Brand New Wallet App for Android
Google today released a fully redesigned Google Wallet application for Android devices. Google Wallet is not an app for making mobile payments at retail.
Android Pay to Support Payments via Google Assistant
Google this week rolled out the Google Payment API, a new set of capabilities that will allow anyone to make in-app or online payments with any debit or credit card associated with their Google account. Google says this option will simplify the process for people to checkout and make purchases online, as it negates the need to fill out cumbersome purchasing forms.
Google Wallet Now Stores Gift Cards
Google this week released a new version of Google Wallet that can capture, store, and manage gift card info. Users can add gift cards via the camera or keyboard, then show a barcode on the screen to redeem the card.
Google Wallet Users Can Send Money Via Text Message
Google Wallet now lets people send money to others using only a phone number. The app has supported the ability to send money via email for a long time.
Google Wallet for iOS Gets A Feature-Removing Makeover
Google has revised the Google Wallet app for the iPhone to put it in line with the re-imagined Wallet app that now appears on Android devices. The Google Wallet app is now a simple tool for managing the Google Wallet Card and making payments to individuals.