Mobile payment app Google Pay has been installed 100 million times

Mobile payment app Google Pay has been installed 100 million times
Pop open the champagne, cut a big slice of cake, and celebrate. Mobile payment app Google Pay has reached 100 million downloads from the Google Play Store. Back in March, Google Pay announced a referral system that allow users to mention the app to friends and family. Every time one of them uses Google Pay for the first time, bingo, both of you receive a $10 Google Play Store credit. You can score up to $100 in credit by referring as many as 10 new Google Pay users.

Google Pay is available for all non-rooted Android handsets running Android 4.4 (KitKat) or higher. It uses encryption so your real card number is never revealed to the merchant. Besides using Google Pay with a credit card, you can use it with gift card, loyalty cards and special offers. 

Formerly Android Pay, Google made the change in February. Since the currently named Google Pay shares the same listing and APK path name as Android Pay, and Google Wallet before that, keep in mind that many of the 100 million installations were made prior to the name change.

Eventually, the app will include peer-to-peer payments, similar to what is offered through PayPal and Apple Pay Cash. For now, Google Pay allows you to quickly zip through the checkout line at over 1 million retail establishments all over the world. The service is compatible with POS systems that use NFC.

To become the 100 millionth and one download of Google Pay (actually, we're pretty sure that the app has already hit that figure), click on the sourcelink below.


source: GooglePay

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3 Comments

1. franzfifty

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 01, 2018

ok, you seriously need to specify the countries this is available - because we here in the banking country number one (Switzerland) are not being served by this hugely and impressive but uninteresting 100 million installs of Google Pay....

2. franzfifty

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 01, 2018

ok, you seriously need to specify the countries this is available - because we here in the banking country number one (Switzerland) are not being served by this hugely and impressive but uninteresting 100 million installs of Google Pay....

3. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

I live in Toronto, Canada, and I honestly haven't needed to take my wallet out in almost a year since I started using this. All my cards are on the App, including points cards and membership cards. My wallet now is a small single sleeve with like $30 cash and my debit card for the "just in case" moments, and my drivers license. That's it. Like I said, I can't remember the last time I paid for anything using my physical cards. Google Pay is excellent in my experience. I'm excited for the day I can use it anywhere in the world with the same amount of ease.

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