Uber Drops Google Wallet to Accept Android Pay
As of today, May 9th, Uber will no longer accept Google Wallet as a payment on its ride share app. Instead, customers can use Android Pay to complete their in-app payments.
Uber has been using Google Wallet since 2013, promoting it as a simple way to pay for a ride, even if you do not have your wallet. With Google slowly phasing out Wallet-related products, like the prepaid Wallet debit card, it’s only a matter of time before Google Wallet disappears completely. Uber is simply getting ahead of the curve.
Uber sent out an email to customers who have historically used Google Wallet to pay for rides, informing them about the transition. This should give them enough time to load a card or bank account into their Android Pay account to cover their rides. People can still pay for rides using their credit card and PayPal, as well as other payment options.
In an effort to encourage people to use Android Pay with Uber, Uber will take $10 off your first ride paid with Android Pay. This is a limited time offer in honor of the transitionary period.