What is Google Pay? - Payment Wallet Platform by Google


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1. What is Google Pay?

Google Pay is a digital wallet and payment solution introduced by Google to do transactions for Google's products and as well as other products and services.

2. History

Google Pay was released on 11th September 2015 in the annual Google I/O event. Google Pay is a service which got succeeded by a previous version of wallet by Google which was known as Google Wallet and which was released to public use on 2011.

Google Wallet used a third party carrier back-end named Softcard and Google acquired the intellectual property rights in February 2015.

3. Supported Countries

Google Pay doesn't support all the countries in the world. It does support to selected countries where the central bank regulations are agreeable and the government approval required to monetary transactions.

Supported CountrySupported Date
United States of America11th September 2015
United Kingdom18th May 2016
Singapore27th June 2016
Australia13th July 2016
Hong Kong20th October 2016
Poland17th November 2016
New Zealand1st December 2016
Ireland7th December 2016
Japan13th December 2016
Belgium7th March 2017
Russia23rd May 2017
Canada31st May 2017
Taiwan1st June 2017
Spain26th July 2017
Ukraine1st November 2017
Brazil14th November 2017
Czech Republic14th November 2017
Slovakia28th February 2018
Germany26th June 2018
Croatia31st July 2018
India28th August 2018
Italy19th September 2018
Denmark30th October 2018
Finland30th October 2018
Norway30th October 2018
Sweden30th October 2018
United Arab Emirates14th November 2018
Chile27th November 2018
France11th December 2018

4. Supported Payment Methods/ Networks

Google Pay supports many payment options to fund the Google Pay wallet by their users. The list of payment options and methods covers almost all the card types in the world which are popular.
  • VISA
  • VISA Debit
  • VISA Electron
  • Mastercard
  • Mastercard Debit
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Diners Club
  • JCB
  • Maestro
  • PayPal (USA and Germany)
  • EFTPOS (Australia)
  • Interact (Canada)
  • Nanaco (Japan)
  • Edy (Japan)
  • Unified Payments Interface (India)