Starting December 15th, Google would prefer that you Tap-to-Pay at the pump
Instead of using Google Wallet’s Tap-to-Pay, some Android users have been using the “pay for gas” feature offered with Google Assistant/Google Pay. However, this feature will be going away starting this Monday, December 12th. With more gas stations supporting tap to pay at the pump, it is so much easier to just let your phone do all the heavy lifting by tapping it against the pump in the right spot. Using Google Assistant or Google Pay’s “pay for gas” option to pay for the gallons of Ethyl that you fill up your car with is a much longer process than simply using Google Wallet’s Tap-to-Pay feature.
This process for paying at the pump can no longer be used starting on December 12th. Image credit-9to5Google
Google Assistant/Google Pay will no longer allow you to pay for street parking starting December 15th
Wait. There’s more. Google Assistant/Google Pay will no longer allow you to “pay for street parking.” With the feature, you would have to select a certain parking zone from the Google Pay app, select how much time you wanted to pay for and submit the payment. But starting this Monday, December 12th, Google would prefer that you use your local city’s mobile payment option instead.
Google Pay and Google Assistant can no longer be used to pay for street parking starting December 15th. Image credit-9to5Google
As Google said, “We are removing the pay-for-park feature from the Google Pay app in the US. We originally offered this functionality to give people a simpler way to pay at meter and to help our partners enable contactless payments. Consumers can continue to use their local city’s mobile payment option for parking.”
Frankly, Tap-to-Pay is so convenient, fast, and easy, why would you want to use anything else? And when the temperature is so cold outside that you don’t feel like fumbling with your credit card to pay for gas (heck, you can’t even feel your credit card), Tap-to-Pay using your phone comes in handy.
And as far as paying for “street parking,” using Google Assistant and Google Pay will also be disallowed starting on December 12th. Use your local city’s mobile payment option for parking instead.