Use Google to send money and buy things from millions of places
There are two ways to pay with Google and both use the free payment platform called Google Pay. One allows you to buy things and the other allows you to send and receive money with other users.
The first app, Google Pay for Android, lets you pay online, in stores, in apps and elsewhere. It only works for Android devices and is only accepted in certain places where Google Pay is supported. Google Pay was called Android Pay and Pay with Google.
The second, called Google Pay on iPhone and Google Pay Send on Android, is another Google payment app. Instead of letting you buy things, it’s used to send and receive money with other people. It is 100% free and works on computers, phones and tablets, both for iOS and Android. It used to be called Google Wallet.
Google Pay is like a digital wallet where you can keep all of your physical cards in one place on your phone. It allows you to store debit cards, credit cards, loyalty cards, coupons, gift cards and tickets.
To use Google Pay, simply enter your payment card information into the app Google pay on your Android device and use your phone instead of your wallet to purchase products anywhere Google Pay is supported.
Google Pay uses your card information to make purchases. So you don’t have to transfer money to a special Google Pay account or open a new bank account to spend your money. When it’s time to buy something with Google Pay, the card you choose will be used to pay wirelessly.
Note: not all cards are supported. You can check which ones are in the list of banks supported by Google.
Google Payments are allowed anywhere you see the Google Pay icons (the symbols at the top of this page). Some of the places where you can use Google Pay include Whole Foods, Walgreens, Best Buy, McDonald’s, Macy, Petco, Wish, Subway, Airbnb, Fandango, Postmates, DoorDash, and many more.
Note: Google Pay only works on Android, but if you want to pay with Google on your iPhone, you can connect your phone to an Android Wear smartwatch and pay with the watch.
Google Pay for P2P payments
Google Pay (called Google Pay Send on Android) is similar to the Google Pay Android app in that it’s a Google app that handles your money, but it doesn’t really work the same way. Instead of letting you buy things, it’s a peer-to-peer payment app that can send and receive money to and from other people.
You can send money directly from your debit card or bank account, as well as from your Google Pay balance, which is a reserve for money you don’t want to keep in your bank.
When you receive money, it is deposited to whatever payment method you choose by default, which can be any: a bank, a debit card, or your Google Pay balance. If you choose a bank or debit card, the money you get from Google Pay will go directly to that bank account. If you set Google Pay balance as your default payment, the incoming money will stay in your Google Account until you manually move it.
There are several ways to use Google Pay and they all work the same. The screenshot below shows how to send money using Google Pay and how to request money from another Google Pay user. Both of these operations can be done with the Google Pay website.
As you can see, you can add up to five people to request money or one person to send money. When sending money, you can choose one of your payment methods to use for that transaction. you can change it every time you use google pay with this drop down menu.
On a computer, you can also use Gmail to send and receive money via the “Send and request money” button ($ symbol) at the bottom of the message. It looks a lot like the screen above but doesn’t let you choose who to send the money to (or request the money to) since you’ve already chosen it in the email. The same is possible with the Gmail mobile app.
Another place where Google Pay works is the mobile app. Just enter a phone number or email address that you want to send money to. You can get Google Pay on iTunes for OS devices and on Google Play for Android devices.
Another place where you can make Google payments to someone, or request money sent to you, is through Google Assistant. Just say something like “Pay Lisa $ 12” or “Send money to Henry”.
There is a limit per transaction on Google Pay of $ 9,999, and a limit of $ 10,000 over a seven-day period.
Google Wallet used to offer a debit card that you could use to spend your balance in stores and online, but that was discontinued and there isn’t a Google Pay card you can get, at least not yet.