Mobile Ticketing and Peer-To-Peer Payments Now Available on Google Pay

By Nitish Singh / July 10, 2018

A new update for the Google Pay app was released by Google to implement mobile ticketing and peer-to-peer payments for Android users. The new features were announced by the tech giant earlier this year, and they are finally going live.

Peer-to-peer payment solutions were already available from Google through Google Pay Send, but with the new update, you will be able to make and receive payments through the Google Pay app. The app will also be able to store mobile tickets and boarding passes under a new Passes tab which is visible once you update to the latest version. Pay Send and Android Pay will soon but shut down once all of the features are transferred over to the new app.

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Google Pay users will be able to split bills with up to five people using a new split feature that makes payments simpler than ever. Currently, there are very few partners for payments outside the US. Ticketmaster and Southwest will partner with the app to offer gift cards and loyalty cards at launch.

Google announced that support for Eventbrite, Vueling and Singapore Airlines gift cards will also be added in the near future. While most of the functionality is exclusive to Android only as of now, the new features will be released on other platforms as well. Director of Product Management at Google Pay Gerardo Capiel mentioned that Google is planning on adding more ticketing partners and the company is also trying to release the app in more countries.

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