If your Google Pay wallet is like mine, chances are there’s a couple of different cards in there. Chances are, you can’t necessarily remember which one is which by the last 4 digits. I know I can’t – I’m more visual than that.

Fortunately, for people like me, Google is making a change. Soon, you’ll be able to assign names to your cards in Google Pay, and easily see which one’s which.

Google is releasing the feature slowly, with only some users able to use it presently. It’s not showing up on my phone, but it has been reported by some users in the US thanks to Android Police.

The feature first showed up in November, alluded to by a code change. Google allowed card nicknames in Android Pay (way back when), but with the change to Google Pay, the feature disappeared. Well, it now seems it’s coming back. Here’s how it looks:

The process for setting a nickname is easy – click the card you want to change, click on “Add Nickname”, and off you go. The feature is limited to cards at this stage – you can’t nickname bank accounts – but that’s probably more than good enough.

Feature changes like this are simple and add a lot to the user experience, so we’re hoping Google let us in on this soon.

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Now if Uber could do the same


Now if Uber could do the same.

Dominic Not

I don’t have a widget but can press and hold the icon on the home screen and get a choice of which cards nickname to use.

Max Luong

I have each card as a widget on one of my home screens. And it all makes sense!! Yasss!!


Got it, but it’s pretty pointless unless it shows the nickname on the Home tab as well…


I have the option.


I have the option showing up, but the names are only visible on the payment tab. The home tab, which I use the most, still only shows the cards’ numbers.
Hopefully the next iteration will address this.

Max Luong

I have the option! Yay!