Google Pay gets boarding passes, ability to send money to contacts

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Concert-goers will be delighted to know they can now also have their tickets and Google Pay supports the biggest ticketing services like Ticketmaster and Eventbrite.

Google Play was also integrated with the Google Assistant so you can send or request money through the service. You can request money from your family or groupmates using the Google Pay app.

The second tab in the app is now called "Payment" and features just credit and debit cards, as well as Google Play balance.

Google Pay is getting peer-to-peer payments as it consolidates its efforts to better compete with the likes of PayPal and its Venmo.

Earlier, the company merged the functionality of Android Pay and Google Wallet, and it continues improving its payment solution. We live in an era where subscription services are common.

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One last change in this update is a new Activity feed accessible from the navigation drawer that replaces the shortcut to open or install Google Pay Send. The point is obviously to then use your phone as your ticket (or boarding pass), no printing required. Google licenses its mobile operating system to smartphone and other device makers for free, with the goal of mass adoption compared to Apple's more premium approach. This list includes all activity conducted with Google Pay.

Finally, Google made it easier to manage your payment information, see your recent transaction, manage your subscriptions, and more in the Google Pay app and website.

We've tried this before with Southwest Airlines and now, you can save even tickets you brought online from different sources.

Given Google's account base and the reality that most folks have one, Google Pay's peer-to-peer payment effort could garner momentum.

If she decides to slap Google with the fine, it will be the second record fine since past year, when the European Union fined Google US$2.7 billion for allegedly lowering the ranking of competitor shopping comparison tools to promote its own.

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