Google Pay to shut down in America, but not in India and Singapore

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New Delhi: Google has announced that it will discontinue its popular payment app Google Pay in America by June 4, 2024. The app, which is widely used in America, India, and Singapore, will no longer be visible on the home screen of Android phones in America after the deadline. However, Google has assured that the app will continue to function normally in India and Singapore, where it has a large user base.

Why is Google Pay shutting down in America?

According to a blog post by Google, the decision to shut down Google Pay in America is part of its effort to simplify its payment offering by consolidating all features under the Google Wallet platform. Google Wallet is a service that allows users to store and use virtual debit/credit cards, tickets, passes, and tap-to-pay features on their devices.

Google said that it wants to provide a seamless and secure payment experience for its users across different platforms and devices. By integrating Google Pay features into Google Wallet, Google hopes to offer a more unified and convenient payment solution for its users.

What will happen to Google Pay users in America?

Google has advised Google Pay users in America to migrate to Google Wallet before June 4, 2024. Users can download the Google Wallet app from the Play Store or the App Store and sign in with their Google account. They can then transfer their Google Pay balance, transaction history, payment methods, and contacts to Google Wallet.

Google has also informed that it has stopped peer-to-peer payments for American users from February 24, 2024. This means that users will not be able to send or receive money using Google Pay in America. However, they can still use Google Wallet to make peer-to-peer payments, as well as other payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Cash App, etc.

Google said that it will provide regular updates and guidance to its users to help them with the transition. It also thanked its users for their support and feedback over the years.

What will happen to Google Pay users in India and Singapore?

Google has clarified that the Google Pay app is being discontinued only in America and that it will have no impact on the app’s functionality in India and Singapore. “For the millions of people who use the Google Pay app in India and Singapore, nothing will change,” Google said in the blog.

Google Pay is one of the most popular payment apps in India and Singapore, where it supports various payment modes like UPI, QR code, NFC, bank transfer, etc. Google Pay also offers various features like rewards, cashback, bill payments, recharge, etc. to its users in these countries.


Google said that it will continue to invest and innovate in Google Pay in India and Singapore, and that it is committed to providing the best payment experience for its users.