Google wallet

How Google Wallet Works

Have you heard about the Google Wallet? It is an app designed by Google to pick your pocket (not literally though) Stick around to learn more about this app and how it works.

Google Wallet
Google Wallet

Google Wallet is a mobile app currently among the most popular money transfer apps in the world and more specifically used in UK and USA. It was introduced in the year 2011 and is a proficient solution to your shopping needs especially in areas where you cannot access your Debit/Credit card.

Google Wallet allows you to store virtual versions such as credit card information, bank account information, gift cards, coupons, tickets and so on. This information could be stored offline in the device or cloud and can be used at both physical stores and online stores.

Google Wallet – Features

The right method: the best way to use this Google app is to do so via an NFC enabled device. It can otherwise work via non NFC enabled devices but without the full experience.

Compatibility: The app is  best compatible with devices such as Samsung, LG, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10 and HTC devices which are NFC enabled.

Expenses: Using the wallet cost you almost nothing as Google does not charge you for storing all your banking information.

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Benefits of using Google Wallet

Singetap Experience: This is one awesome packaging that sums up all of the importance of the Google Wallet. With a singe tap, you can redeem your coupons, loyalty points, gift cards, pay for items and so on. It relieves the convenience of carrying credit cards. All you require is your smartphone.

Security: To ensure maximum security of your Google app, Google has set up a secure network that encrypts your data. Although someone with your PIN can make some payments, they can never know the information contained in your Wallet.

Additionally, if your card is stolen or misplaced , you can immediately log into your wallet via any other device to disable your Google Wallet app.

Furthermore, when making payments online, Google only makes available a temporary MasterCard to the merchant so your real details are securely saved.

How to Signup for Google wallet

To use Google Wallet, you must own a Gmail account. Here, you can create a Gmail Account. If you already own a Google account, follow the instructions outlines below:

  • Go to and click sign in
  • Enter your personal details including your billing information
  • Click on “Accept and create
  • Next, go to the top right corner of the page and click “settings
  • Check to see that you have supplied the right informations
  • Click verify from the settings page to access certain features on Google Wallet
  • To complete your registration, create a 4 digit pin to help protect your Google Wallet. To do so, click “Set PIN” and then choose your desired 4 digit pass code.

How to download the Google mobile app

Google Wallet
Google wallet app

Installation of the app is quite easy, all you need do is visit the homepage and click “install now“. Select either Android or iOS and this will redirect you to your app store to download it for free.

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How to add funds to your google  wallet account

To store money in your Google account is quite easily. With this you can send money, shop and make all purchases with your Google Wallet card or by virtual banking. In addition, using this app attracts only a flat fee of 2.9%.

To add money to your Google account, follow these easy steps:

  • Go to the Google Wallet homepage ( and click on payment methods
  • Next, click on “Add to wallet balance” and select preferred method of addition.
  • Tap the three lined button on the top of your corner, select “Wallet balance” and click “Tap money“.

Using the Google Wallet Card

You can also use the Google Wallet card, which is actually free to order and activate. This card will be linked to your google account and can be used in brick and mortar stores for purchases. To request for a card, by desktop, go here ( or you can also request for the Google Wallet card by selecting “my wallet” on the Google Pay mobile app.

This is indeed an exciting platform to ensure the best and most secure transfer of funds in the net is just by a single tap.

I do hope this service works for you. If you have anymore questions, do not fail to place a comment below.

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