Ask anyone, however, and they'll tell you that the most exciting new features Google showed off on stage on Wednesday pertained to Google Assistant.
Tech giant Google yesterday at its I/O event has announced many updates for its products, one of many is sending money through Google Assistant, users will soon be able to send and receive money using its Google Assistant.
This means that you won't need to type multiple lines of payment deals; instead, paying with Google will let you choose a preferred card and then authenticate it to check out.
In a related development, Google has also developed 'Card Linked Offers (CLO)' API (Application Programming Interface) for store vendors, so that they can engage and reward customers before they walk into the store and after they've left. From the screenshot posted on the company's official blog post, it is clear that a payment can be sent by saying "Ok Google, send $10 to Jane for pizza". Sign up for early access to the new Google Payment API.
The only criterion that you need to keep in mind before attempting to make and receive payments using the Google Assistant is to ensure that your Google account and your debit card are linked in order to facilitate the payment.
You can find out more information about Google's plans for mobile payments on the Google Assistant at the link below. Therefore, if you lose your phone, or upgrade to a newer one, all your old apps will immediately begin to download once you allow it. Yay!
Google Assistant will also work with Google Lens and the virtual assistant is said to be more conversational.
It's also going to be much easier to add loyalty programs for a user, as Pali Bhat, VP of Payment Products at Google explains: "We're also making it easier for Android Pay users to add loyalty programs".