There are many reasons to be using digital payment options these days instead of cash or card, and Google’s latest Pixel Feature Drop just gave Google Pay users an even prettier way for Pixel users to manage their money.
Google Pay’s new interface is only available by opening the app in a specific way, which is why some people out there (myself included) may not have been aware it was added. Here’s how to find it:
- Quickly tap and hold your Pixel device’s power button to open the new Google Pay wallet.
- Slide right then tap the “View All” card. This will take you to the new Google Pay menu (which technically is part of Google Play Services, not Google Pay’s).
- The new menu has two tabs: “Payment Methods” and “Activity,” and you can tap the three-line “Hamburger” menu jump to between them (via the sidebar), as well as access app/account settings and Google Support.
- “Payment methods” shows all credit cards and loyalty rewards programs you’ve linked to Google Pay and lets you complete transactions. You can also press the “+” bubble to add a payment method. The “Activity” tab, on the other hand, shows your recent transactions.
Note that you won’t find all Google Pay features here, so this interface can’t be used as a full-on replacement for the Google Pay app. Still, it’s a much simpler and better-looking way to quickly manage your payment options or review transaction history, and a nice complement to the new Google Pay power button wallet menu.