Is Google Pay going to shut down in India? Know the truth!

Google Pay going to shut down

Rumors have been swirling regarding the potential shutdown of Google Pay in India. Following recent actions by the Reserve Bank of India, such as the closure of Paytm Bank’s and its FASTag service, there has been a surge in inquiries about alternative FASTag service providers.

In this article, we delve into the truth behind these speculations, investigating whether Google Pay is indeed facing closure in India or if it’s merely another unfounded hoax.

Is Google Pay going to shut down in India?

The answer is No, Google will discontinue Google Pay in the United States as part of a strategic move to streamline its payment services and shift its focus towards enhancing Google Wallet.

Google informed that this transformation won’t affect the Google Pay users in India and Singapore. Google informed that people who use the Google Pay app in India and Singapore, nothing will change as we continue to build for the unique needs in those countries.”

“To simplify the app experience, the US version of the standalone Google Pay app will no longer be available for use starting June 4, 2024. You can continue to access the most popular features – tapping to pay in stores and managing payment methods – right from Google Wallet, which is used five times more than the Google Pay app in the US”,

read the Google blog

Can Indian users Pay from Google Pay?

Yes, they can pay through QR code as well as transfer money with UPI at any time and on any day of their choice. There are no restrictions for Indian users, and remember that it is the Google Pay US version that is going to shut down, not the Indian version. Indian people will be able to continue using Google Pay just as they have been doing for the past few years.

Can Indian Transfer Money from India to U.S.A using Google Pay

No, you cannot transfer money from India to U.S.A or receive money from U.S.A with Google Pay. The Google blog concluded by saying, “As of June 4, 2024, you will no longer be able to send, request, or receive money from others through the US version of the Google Pay app.”

Final Word

For the millions of people using the Google Pay app in India and Singapore, nothing changes. They can continue using Google Pay to request or receive payments without any restrictions. Only the Google Pay US version will shut down after June 4, 2024.

Shashank Sharma
Shashank is a tech expert and writer with over 8 years of experience. His passion for helping people in all aspects of technology shines through his work. He is also the author of the book "iSolution," designed to assist iPhone users. Shashank has completed his master's in business administration, but his heart lies in technology & Gadgets.

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