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Google Pay app to be retired in US this year

February 23, 2024

Mountain View, California-based Google launched the first version of Google Wallet in 2011, according to tech news site Mashable. It then merged its wallet with an Android payment service in 2018 to create the current version of the Google Pay app, according to The Verge. Then in 2022, the tech giant created a new version of Google Wallet focused on replacing IDs, rewards cards, and other non-payment items in physical wallets.

Google Pay, which has been available both on Android and on Apple’s rival iOS system, offers peer-to-peer payments and expense tracking tools. The retirement of Google Pay leaves iOS users without an app-based way to use Google Pay, given Google Wallet is not available through Apple’s app store.

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