A year ago, Google launched Google Pay, its virtual ticketing and payment platform for Android. Since then, the app has been experimenting with new ways to improve the user experience and facilitate the administration of tickets and passwords. That is why, from now on, Google has activated a function that allows the automatic import of data from Gmail to Google Pay.
“The function had already been reported by several developers at the beginning of February.”
In this way, the app will collect all the information on airline tickets, concert tickets, invoices and bank details sent through Gmail and will have them on their own platform for quick access. With this, Google Pay aims to facilitate the storage of data of its users and provide a more practical use to the app.
It is important to note that, even though the app automatically generates the data import, if the email that contains them is deleted, the data will also be automatically deleted from Google Pay.
On the other hand, the function had already been reported by several developers at the beginning of February, by way of tests. However, from now on, the change will be incorporated into the platforms of all Google Pay and Gmail users worldwide.
How to activate automatic data import
To activate the automatic import of data, users must open the Google Pay app, click on “Settings” and then on “General”. Once inside, the app will have a button that will enable or disable the function under the name of “Imports of Gmail.” However, for the change to apply, users must have a version of the app v2.86 or higher.
This improvement in communication between their apps offers Google users a more complete and, at the same time, simplified experience of their services. However, by containing sensitive data records such as banking information, Google Pay is subject to cyber attacks and leaks, so the platform must guarantee its users the security of their data at all times.