Android Pay is Google Pay

March 01, 2018  

In late February, 2018, Google changed the name of the Android Pay mobile app to Google Pay, replacing the mobile app Android Pay.

Google Pay will still let cardholders use their phone to easily and quickly pay in stores, only with a new name and logo. Google Pay is the fast, simple way to pay with your Security Service card in stores and online. And you’ll continue receiving all the benefits and protections you enjoy with Security Service.



Shop securely in stores

When you use your phone to pay in stores,Google Pay doesn’t send your actual credit or debit card number with your payment. Instead, a virtual account number is used to represent your account information – so your card details stay safe.



Peace of mind

If your phone is ever lost or stolen, you can lock and erase it from anywhere with Find My Device.



Get started with Google Pay

Adding your Security Service card to Google Pay takes just a few minutes. First, download the app from Google Play or check to see if it’s already installed on your phone. Then, open the app and follow the instructions. Google Pay works on Android devices running KitKat 4.4 or higher.



How to pay

Google Pay works anywhere you see one of these symbols at checkout. Just unlock your phone and hold it near the terminal. You don’t even need to open the app. Speed through checkout online With Google Pay, you can pay with a few quick clicks in apps and on the web. No need to enter your payment info.



Cardholder FAQs

  1. What's Google Pay? What happened to Android Pay?

    Google Pay is a new name and look for existing Google payment products. You’ll still be able to use your phone to pay in stores and online with Google Pay, as you do today with Android Pay.

  2. Where can I use Google Pay to make purchases?

    You can already use Google Pay on apps and websites where you see the logo. Soon, you’ll be able to use Google Pay in stores and on Google products such as YouTube, the Google Play Store, Google Store, Google Photos and more. Learn more about Google Pay at the Google blog.

  3. How do I upgrade from Android Pay to Google Pay?

    Existing Android Pay app users don’t need to do anything. Mobile apps will automatically update to the new branding. If you’re interested in Google Pay but not already an Android Pay user, you can still download the Android Pay app today to make fast and simple in-store payments. The app will automatically update when Google Pay is available.

  4. Where can I learn more about Google Pay?

    To learn more about Google Pay, visit the Google Blog, or the Google Pay user Help Center.