Google prepping Android Pay expansion, support for sending money to friends
Google I/O 2017 continues rolling on today, and on day two of the event, Google has shared some news about Android Pay.
Android Pay is launching soon in Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain, and Taiwan. The service is currently available in 10 countries, including the US, UK, Australia, and Japan. Not only is this upcoming Android Pay expansion big because it’s going to add several more markets to Android Pay’s list, but the countries are biggies, so this is major news for Android Pay.
Google also announced today that it’ll soon allow people to send and receive payments. This means that you can use Google Assistant to say something like “Ok Google, send $20 to John for dinner” and then the Assistant will send the money after you authenticate.
To send money, you’ll need Google Home or an Android device, and you’ll need to link a debit card to your Google account.