Google Pay app to become Google Wallet in Australia
Millions of people use their phones everyday to tap and ride public transport, save event tickets and boarding passes and pay at stores. Over the last few years, we have also seen a need for a safe and simple way to save and access new digital items such as car keys, digital IDs and vaccine records.
Today, Google Pay app will become Google Wallet and support new digital items. Google Wallet will be available in Australia on Android and Wear OS and will standardise the way you save and access essential items such as payment and vaccine cards, transit and event tickets, boarding and loyalty passes.
We’re also developing smooth integrations with other Google apps and services. For example, when you add a transit card from a supported agency to Wallet, your card and balance will automatically show up in Google Maps when you search for directions. If your balance is running low, you can quickly tap and add fare before you arrive at the station.
Privacy and security are the cornerstone of Google Wallet and we are providing granular settings for you to create a privacy experience that works for you. Highly personal objects such as Covid vaccine cards will not be shared, even across Google, without your permission. And if your phone is lost or stolen, you can find, lock, or erase your device using “Find My Device”.
How can users get Google Wallet?
We are rolling out Google Wallet to all users over the next two days. Users with auto updates turned on will see their app automatically update to Google Wallet. Users without auto updates will need to manually update from the Play Store.