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On Tuesday, the rollout of the official Google Pay app finally began, simplifying the process of completing payments on an Android device while cleaning up the interface and making transactions more secure.

Earlier this year, Google announced that it would combine Android Pay and Google Wallet into a single service called Google Pay. As pointed out by Android Police, Google added a feature in Android Oreo past year that is able to send notifications to users that informs them that an "app is running in the background".

Google is still working on unifying its service from Google Wallet directly into the Google Pay app for both the USA and United Kingdom markets.

Capiel and Chitilian said Google is working with online and offline partners to make Google Pay available at a wide range of locations around the world.

For example, the app can link with your Google Calendar to send automatic replies when you are on vacation.

The new Google Pay app is part of Google's wider plan to bring mobile payment capabilities to every part of the Google environment, according to Gerardo Capiel, product management director for consumer payments, and Varouj Chitilian, engineering director for consumer payments.

What has been added is a second tab in the Android app which will split your payment, loyalty and gift cards, from your recent activity, offers and balances. Users who already have Android Pay installed on their devices will get the new application automatically the next time they get an update.

There's no indication that Google Pay will see any of the holdout banks joining the fray yet - so no news for customers of the likes of Barclays. More than 70 utilities and direct-to-home services are on board to accept bill payments, and the feature will roll out to users over the next few weeks. "If you live in the US or the United Kingdom, you'll be able to use it to send and request money within the next few months", Google said. We are glad to see the changes being made. It shows the same messenger app icon in the notification so the user will be aware of the app where he got the message from. You'll want to download that file onto your Android device, but before you can install it, you need to enable side-loading. It will be nice once all of the integration is completed since using one app over using three different apps is definitely a good thing.

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