Google Pay is finally getting support for boarding passes and event tickets

Joanna Estrada
July 11, 2018

The sending and requesting of money is new in the sense that you can now do this within the Google Pay app.

Google Pay now has a new "Send" tab that features a "Send or request money" carousel with your contacts.

Currently, folks use Google Pay for NFC payments and Google Pay Send for peer-to-peer money transfers. Since rolling out the revamped version to Android devices and Chrome, Google made it available to Firefox, Safari and iOS.

Google Pay is getting peer-to-peer payments as it consolidates its efforts to better compete with the likes of PayPal and its Venmo.

Google unveiled its new branding for its mobile payment service earlier this year, showcasing Google Pay as the combination of Android Pay and Google Wallet. We live in an era where subscription services are common. The point is obviously to then use your phone as your ticket (or boarding pass), no printing required.

Google Pay Send, meanwhile, will fold into Google Pay and be laid to rest.

The crux of Vestager's argument is the fact that device manufacturers are faced with "an anti-competitive choice" - either Chrome and Google Search need be default tools on the device or they will not be able to use the Google Play Store, something Android users need to download apps and games.

With Google Pay, it will be easier to split the bill or pay the tab when going out with friends.

We've tried this before with Southwest Airlines and now, you can save even tickets you brought online from different sources. Places like Eventbrite, Singapore Airlines, Vueling, and others will support the feature "soon". Everything is synced with your Google Account, so if you update your payment info on the web, it'll be reflected on your phone.

In June a year ago the European Union fined Google $2.7billion (£2.03billion) for supposedly ranking its proprietary shopping comparison service higher than its competitors.

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