Google has reportedly sent emails to Google Pay users informing them that the old app will lose transactional capabilities on April 5. The move will remove the old app and force users to move on to the new experience.
When the new Google Pay app was announced in November, it introduced an all-in-one style experience that features a revamped interface, finance tracking capabilities, and support for contactless payments. Google decided to keep the old Pay app, but it was always hoped that it would be out of date. With April 5 on the horizon, you only have a few weeks to change.
Android Police notes that in addition to losing transactional capabilities, users of the old Google Pay app will not be able to view their past transaction history or access their remaining balance. These changes apply exclusively to US users, based on confirmation provided to 9to5Google.
The new Google Pay app will be the future of Google’s banking ambitions. In addition to serving as an all-in-one mobile bank, Google has announced plans to launch a bank account service, called Plex, later this year. This will allow users to open a bank account with one of the nine partner banks, with deep integration with Google Pay. These accounts will not be subject to monthly fees, overdraft fees, or minimum balance requirements.
According to Android Police, Google is also making changes to the Pay terms of service. The search giant is combining two of its existing ToS documents and also raising the minimum age of eligibility to use the service from 16 to 18. Again, these changes will take effect on April 5.
If you do nothing before April 5, you can only transfer your remaining balance by using the new Google Pay app or by contacting Google Support. 9to5Google notes that even with all these features pulled from the app above, it should still serve as a useful digital wallet.