Google Pay users will not be able to transfer and receive funds on the web app of Google Pay from January 2021. Earlier, users could make payments using the Google Pay app on the phone as well as the web app.
Now when you visit the Google Pay app, you will be greeted with a message stating, “Starting early in 2021, you won’t be able to use pay.google.com to send and receive money from other people. To send and receive money, use the new Google Pay app.”
The web app’s main function peer-to-peer payments will be removed and will be made exclusive to mobile app only. However, it does look like that the other functions including the manage payments method would not be affected. Google has also stated on its support page that the old Google app will stop working on smartphones starting in January 2021.
Along with these developments, Google Pay will also add a fee on instant money transfers. “It can take 13 business days when you transfer money to your bank account. Debit card transfers are usually instant.
There is a fee of 1.5% or $.31 (whichever is higher), when you transfer out money with a debit card,” the company said on its support page,” The new Google Pay is likely to arrive in India soon.