Google Pay is gaining new features to help it better replace your physical wallet.
Google says that it's adding support for storing concert tickets and boarding passes to Google Pay. Support for this feature is available from Ticketmaster and Southwest right now, and Google says it'll add support for more companies son, including Eventbrite, Singapore Airlines, and Vueling.
Also coming to Google Pay is peer-to-peer payments. This feature was previously available in a standalone app called Google Pay Send, but now it's being rolled into the main Google Pay app. With this feature, you can send or request money in Google Pay as well as split a recent purchase and request money from up to five people.
Rounding out today's new features is easier payment info management in the Google Pay app and on the web. All of your info is synced with your Google Account, so updating your updating your payment info on the web will be reflected on your phone, and vice versa.
These are solid updates to Google Pay that help make it into a more fully-featured mobile wallet. It's good to finally see Google roll peer-to-peer payments into Google Pay rather than have a whole separate app for that feature, and support for concert tickets and boarding passes is not only convenient in that it eliminates the need for users to carry paper tickets, but it also helps to bring Google Pay more in line with Apple Pay. Hopefully Google adds more supported companies and airlines in a hurry.