Google Wallet Now Lets Users Add Cards via the Camera
Google has pushed out a new version of Google Wallet that lets people add credit or debit cards simply by taking a picture of their card. The app is able to record the account number and expiration date during the setup process. Google also recently announced a Google Wallet Card, a physical debit card backed by MasterCard that can be used to access Google Wallet funds. The Google Wallet Card works in conjunction with Google Wallet accounts and can be used to make purchases and even withdraw cash. According to Google, the Wallet Card is available for free and it does not charge any annual fees to use it. The newest version of the Google Wallet app adds compatibility with the Google Wallet Card, and provides notifications to help keep users on top of their spending.
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.
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 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 for iOS Gains Bill-Splitting Tool and Touch ID
Google recently made some significant improvements to its Google Wallet app for the iPhone. To start, the app adds a bill-splitting feature.
Google to Discontinue Wallet Debit Card
Google has begun informing owners of the Google Wallet Card that it will cease supporting the card come June 30. The Wallet Card was initially paired with the Google Wallet app for mobile payments, but Google transitioned its mobile payment service away from Google Wallet to Android Pay.
Too bad it still doesn't allow tap to pay