Google Has Big Plans With Google Wallet: It Will Soon Tell You Which Credit Card To Use For Best Offers!

Google Has Big Plans With Google Wallet: It Will Soon Tell You Which Credit Card To Use For Best Offers!
Google Has Big Plans With Google Wallet: It Will Soon Tell You Which Credit Card To Use For Best Offers!

Google has teased a possible future update for Google Pay in which the user will be shown which credit cards have the best rewards for a purchase.

Coming In The Future?

Google’s product lead Rajiv Apana spoke about future plans involving providing more helpful information about the card benefits such as points, cashback, and purchase predictions for users to choose from.

There is no commitment towards this from the company’s side yet, but the idea is intriguing. 

Credit card rewards programs can be very useful and profitable if used correctly, but it requires a lot of research and work.

How Would It Work?

A future where Google Pay can suggest using a particular card for its rewards points for example, while booking a flight, but another while buying a new smartphone could significantly enhance user experience. 

Over time users can see which credit cards are not as rewarding and may decide to get rid of it.

This could also attract more customers to Google Pay over alternatives like Amazon Payments or PayPal.

Purging Abandoned Apps

In other news, Google is going to remove nearly 900,000 apps, which have been abandoned or not been updated, from the Play Store.

After this, the number of available apps could drop by nearly a third.

Apple had also announced measures to deal with abandoned apps or apps that have not been updated in two years-.

For Apple, that amounts to 650,000.

Vulnerable To Security Risks

CNET reports that Google is preparing to hide those apps, making it impossible for users to download them until the developers update them.

The main motive behind the move is to protect their users’ security.

Older apps do not take advantage of Android and iOS updates, new APIs, or new development methods that bring enhanced protection.

As a result, these apps can have security flaws that newer apps don’t.

Removing Personal Data From Web

Users can now submit forms to Google asking it to remove personal data from its search results. 

Currently, anyone can fill out an online form to submit a removal request.

On the online form, you can click the option to “remove select personally identifiable information (PII) or doxxing content from Google Search.”

From there, answer a series of questions about the type of personal information showing up in search results, URLs of the websites displaying the information, search terms used to turn up those results in Google searches and even screenshots of the websites and search results.

Exceptions

However, there are certain cases in which they won’t be able to comply with the request. 

In such cases, one needs to contact websites hosting that info directly and request its removal.

Google may not remove personal data from its search results if the information is newsworthy, for instance if it appears in a relevant news article – or a government website or another official source.

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