By: 1 March 2024

Google wants to shift users to the more popular Google Wallet

Google Pay to be phased out in the US

The Google Pay app will not be available to use for customers in the US from June 4th 2024.  

The tech company wants to “simplify” its payment apps and move users over to the more popular Google Wallet, which is used five times more in the US.  

From June 4th, users will no longer be able to send, request or receive money from others through the app. However, you will be able to transfer funds to your bank account after the date via the Google Pay website.  

Joris van Mens, group product manager at Google Pay, said via Google’s Keyword blog: “We want to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Anywhere you normally use Google Pay—from checking out online to tapping and paying in stores—remains the same.” 

Users of the Google Pay app in India and Singapore will not be affected. 

Currently, millions of people in more than 180 countries use Google Pay to make purchases.  

Alongside making payments, Google Wallet can also be used to store other digital items like IDs and driver’s licenses.  

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Josh Poyser is an editor at FinTech Intel. He has written about fintech for several years and appeared at FinTech Connect 2023 on the 'Unlocking Success: The Art of Fintech PR' panel.