Peer-to-peer payments will be discontinued on September 6th.
If you use Google Pay to send money between your friends, you may soon be cut off from splitting the bill. The company informed users today via email that it will be killing off the Google Pay Send peer-to-peer money transfer feature in the UK. The change will go into effect on September 6th. Engadget has reached out to Google to find out if this change will affect any other region and will update this story if we hear back.
After September 6, users in the UK will no longer be able to send or request money through Google Pay apps. (Per Google help documents, UK users could only do P2P money transfers by accessing Google Pay on the web.) Google Pay Pay Send capabilities will also be disabled in Gmail. While the feature will continue working for the time being, Google is asking users to transfer outstanding balances to their bank account before the feature is discontinued. People who don’t have a balance remaining in the app won’t have to take any action.