Ever since Google Wallet, users in the USA have had the ability to send each other cash using Google payments. The functionality eventual migrated into Google Pay, but those of us Down Under, and in fact most of the world, have never had the option.
It seems that all might be changing, thanks to a reader tip (thanks Eli) the whole Ausdroid team checked their devices and we can confirm that the UI for Google Pay had been updated to include “Send”. Check out the new UI and our attempt to send Duncan his monthly wages (we’re a pay for performance organisation).
We’re not sure if this is a mistake that somehow rolled out or if it’s just an early release of new functionality that’s finally coming to Australia.
We will be keeping an eye on both the Play Store to see if it rolls out wider and if we can eventually send payment.