MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (7/6/15)--Google Payments will now serve as the company’s backend payments platform, supporting all of its payments-related products.
That includes the company’s two consumer-facing brands: Android Pay for in-app and in-store payments, and Google Wallet for peer-to-peer payments.
The platform will merge payments made with Android Pay and Google Wallet under one umbrella, allowing users who want to keep track of a range of financial data across all Google platforms.
Consumers can keep track of payments connected to their Google account including those made on Play Google Express and Google Fiber at payments.google.com, a Google spokesperson told VentureBeat June 26.
Google Payments will reportedly display a log of all transactions made with a user’s Google account, while the main page will show items that need attention, such as expired cards. With the new Google Payments, users are able to tweak payment methods, manage their bills and more.
Also, Facebook announced last week that its Messenger payments service is available to all users in the United States, CNET reported (July 2). Facebook Messenger's payments platform was previously only available in select areas of the United States. Now anyone in the United States who logs into Facebook will be able to send and receive cash through the Messenger chat feature.