As we continue to expand to even more devices and services, the new app offers an exciting glimpse of what's to come. There was Google Wallet, which could be used to make Play Store purchases and send money to your friends and then there was Android Pay, an NFC-based solution that let you make payments at compatible locations.
When you turn this feature on (Google App Settings Accounts & privacy Edit and share screenshots), which was first spotted by 9to5Google, shortly after you take a screenshot, you'll get a prompt at the bottom of your screen with options to "Edit" or "Share".
In a note to longtime Android Pay users, Google noted the features they enjoy will not disappear under the Google Pay brand. The facility is available in only a few cities at the moment (Kiev, Portland, and London), with more being added soon.
In the near future, for example, Google Pay will be on all Google Products. Google is all set to change that, however, at least for the ones taken on its own app. Meanwhile, Google Wallet is temporarily getting rebranded as Google Play Send until it gets slowly integrated within Google Pay. So no scrolling capture, but you do get quick resizing and drawing without needing to open anything else, like Google Photos.
With that in mind, it will take Google Pay a while before it could really have the gal of calling itself a complete payments service. The layout has been redesigned, Google cards have been replaced with more dynamic Personalised feeds, updates from emails, calendar, and travel time show separately in the Upcoming section.
It's also Google's answer to Apple Pay and Apple Pay Cash. So rather than thinking about "Android Pay" for in-store purchases, PayPal for one-tap shopping online, and Venmo for P2P payments, the idea behind this amalgamation is to position Google Pay as a one-stop-shop for all your transactions. If you're a developer, you can work with our processor partners and find all the tools you need on our developer site.