NEW DELHI: Tech giant Google recently announced that it will kill the web app of its payment application — Google Pay in January next year. Along with this, the company has also revealed that it will start charging users for instant money transfers.
This means that now the Google Pay users will have to pay a fee for making instant transfer to other Google Pay users. However, the company has now clarified that it will not charge the users in India for making a money transfer. The company said that the fee for making instant transfer is specifically for the US market and it does not apply to the India users.
In an official statement, the company said, “These charges and fees are specific to the US and do not apply to the Google Pay or Google Pay for Business apps in India.”
Recently, Google rolled out a new update for its Google Pay app on both Android and iOS. The update brings redesigned user interface with better organization of payments and improved privacy controls. The new interface of the app brings conversation type views for friends and businesses.
The company mentions that the conversations and payments made between friends will largely remain the same, while the interface for businesses got some new changes. Users will also be able to view the past transactions and will also be able to make purchases directly.
Along with this, the company has also introduced a new Group feature in the app which enables users to split expenses and bills and also keep a track of who paid what is owed by others.