The NEW update to 2.0.15007.9964 brings two small features to the app. The Google Wallet app will now automatically track your online orders and notify you when they have shipped. Also, you can now view your order history all in one place providing information on when the order was placed and when the item was delivered. If you click on one of the transactions you are given even more information. These are great additions to an already great app.
Just a day after Google launched a physical card to allow you to more easily withdraw cash and spend your Google Wallet balance, the company has released an update to the Android appallowing you to add additional cards just by photographing them. Add a credit/debit card just by taking a picture. Both the number and expiration date will be captured automatically … ( Story by 9to5 Google )
Google Wallet users in the US can now get a physical card from Google. It’s free, but you need to verify your identity, which means you’ll have to provide more information to Google: the last four digits of Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and more.
“The Google Wallet Card is a physical prepaid debit card that allows you to access your Wallet Balance in the real world, at ATMs, banks, and wherever MasterCard® Debit is accepted. If you’re in the US, and you have already verified your identity, you can request a Wallet Card from the desktop site at wallet.google.com, or from the mobile app. Once you receive and activate it, you’ll be able to pay with the Wallet Card at online and physical stores that accept MasterCard® Debit, and make cash withdrawals at ATMs or banks.”
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Google Wallet doesn’t seem to be able to catch a break these days. Not long after it was found to be incompatible with the new Nexus 7, the service has now announced that it will no longer support NFC redemption of gift and loyalty cards past August 21. This means that you can longer put your gift cards into Google Wallet and just tap and pay like you used to.
So what does this mean for users of this service? Well, if you’ve already used your gift cards, you don’t have to do anything. If you still have a remaining balance for your gift cards, you can only use tap and pay until August 21. After that, they’re useless within Google Wallet. Do note though, if you still have the physical gift cards, they will still work even though they won’t be in Google Wallet any longer. Google says that it’s working with retailers for other options regarding gift and loyalty cards.
Do any of you use gift or loyalty cards with Google Wallet?
BusinessInsider pointed us to an interesting update to the Google Wallet website today: Google is now advertising “the next version” of its mobile wallet app and providing a link a to request an invite. The website has a link to “Request an invite” for when the new version is ready, but even more interesting is what happens after users do so. After clicking the link, Google asks users to select the type of mobile device they use. The three options include: Android, iOS, and Other.