Google on Wednesday pushed out a major Google Pay redesign that streamlines the mobile payment experience while keeping transaction histories close at hand.
The latest version of Google Pay refocuses attention to relationships with people and businesses.
Instead of organizing payment options and past transactions in a typical card-style interface, Google Pay integrates that same data in messaging app-style conversations. The solution is similar to Apple Pay integration in Messages, but Google’s design goes further by applying the UI language to businesses.
Google Pay’s conversation format incorporates tools to create group payments, split bills and keep track of who paid what in line with messages to friends. The app can also be used at 100,000 restaurants, 30,000 gas stations and parking lots in 400 cities, with additional options on the way.
Business pages feature integrated promotions that can be claimed in-app and later applied to purchases in-store or