The new Google Wallet app is now available to all customers, shortly after people in 39 countries started seeing it available on their phones this Monday. Some people had trouble getting the app from the search function in Google Play or getting the update, but they can try this link, or find it through Google’s tweet.
The official rollout of Google Wallet is the latest step in the long history of Google payment app variants. The company combined Google Wallet and Android Pay in 2018 to create Google Pay, a single app with tap-to-pay, tickets and loyalty programs under one umbrella that worked for Android and Google Chrome. In 2020, Google Pay had a major app revamp to bring in peer-to-peer payments, deals, and other services.
Now, Google announced Wallet’s comeback at its Google I/O event in May, splitting things up again to create a dedicated home for payment cards, airline tickets, government IDs, vaccination certificate, and even car keys.
Users can use the app to pay at vendors that accept Google Pay.
Google Wallet is available for download in the Google Play Store. Users must be running Android 5.2 or later and have a Google account and a valid US phone number. From there, you should be able to add several cards to your Google Wallet. If you already have a map connected to the Google Play Store or YouTube, your map should be loaded.
Update July 20, 4:30 PM ET: Added Google Play link.
Update July 21, 6:42 AM ET: Google Play link updated again.
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