Release notes

This page lists the major changes in each release of Google Pay API for Android. The release notes are ordered and identified by date, and they include descriptions of the changes.

July 2024

    The PayButton API now offers a personalization feature that displays the user's card network (e.g., Visa, Mastercard) and the last four digits of their card on the following Google Pay payment buttons:

    Button Type Before After
    BUY Buy Dark Google Pay button Dynamic Dark Google Pay button
    PAY Pay Dark Google Pay button Dynamic Dark Google Pay button

    This enhancement is available only to users who have an eligible card linked to their Google Pay account.

February 2024

    Released version 19.3.0 of the Play Services Wallet library, which adds support for the new Activity Result API on Android with the introduction of new contracts to handle loadPaymentData task results. Get started with the API by creating activity result launchers using the GetPaymentData and GetPaymentDataResult contracts.

December 2023

September 2023

    Released version 19.2.1 of the Play Services Wallet library, which updates the PayButton API to fall back to a static button asset for users with Google Play Services version less than 23.21.0.

June 2023

    Upgrades the PayButton API on Android from beta to stable, while including changes:

  • Button text with the same size as the “GPay” logo.
  • Adjustable button margins to the minimum and maximum button heights.
  • Configurable corner radius to match your UI design.

April 2023

February 2023

February 2021

  • Added AsiaBill, bePaid, ConnexPay, EpicPay, Mixplat, Netopia, PaymentFusion, Pikassa, and PSCB to the list of participating processors.
  • Added the new Google Pay Mark asset to all of the examples in UX best practices.

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

  • Added Alfa-Bank Ukraine, AsiaPay, Bizzon, Credorax, and Payload to the list of participating processors.
  • Added a video that explains the Google Pay API in Brazilian Portuguese to Overview.
  • Added sample code and examples in the Kotlin programming language to Tutorial.
  • Added instructions to access our test card suite in the TEST environment to Test card suite.

June 2020

May 2020

  • Added Kassa to the list of participating processors.
  • Added payment flow figures that explain the relationship between Merchants, Google, and Payment Processors to Overview.
  • Added more information about the isReadytoPay client reference to Reference.

April 2020

March 2020

  • Added 2C2P, Windcave, dLocal, and Paymentwall to the list of participating processors.
  • Added gateway parameter values to Tutorial.
  • Added the allowedCreditCards property to the CardParameters request object that allows merchants to filter out credit card transactions to Reference.
  • Added instructions to gain production access via registering with Google Pay & Wallet Console to Request production access.
  • Added instructions to contact support for onboarding and technical questions via Google Pay & Wallet Console to How to get help and Troubleshooting.

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

  • Added instructions to enable Brazil debit and credit combo card support in the allowedCardNetworks property for the CardParameters request object to Reference.

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

  • Added Cathay United Bank, Chase Merchant Services (formerly Chase Paymentech), LogPay, Nuvei, Payler, Paymetric, and RBS to the list of participating processors.

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

  • Added Computop, MyCheck, Sipay,, and Wirecard to the list of supported gateways.
  • Added PayPal as a supported payment method in the type property for the PaymentMethod request object to Reference.

March 2019

February 2019

  • Added Gestpay, iPay88, MultiCarta, Square, and WayForPay to the list of participating processors.
  • Added more information about encryption and sample payloads returned with a DIRECT integration to Test with sample tokens.
  • Added frequently asked product and troubleshooting questions and answers to FAQ.

January 2019

  • Added Assist, GMO Payment Gateway, and Moneris to the list of supported gateways.
  • Added localized content in the following languages:

    • Russian
    • Portuguese (Brazilian)
    • Japanese
    • Polish
    • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Added examples for participating processors to the gateway table and gatewayMerchantId properties for the TokenizationSpecification Request Object to Reference.

December 2018

  • Added Arabic for the "Buy with Google Pay" resource to Brand guidelines.
  • Added information about ECv2, an updated cryptography protocol that allows merchants to store a static, long-term, Google signing key that only needs to be updated every 10 years, for DIRECT integrations to Payment data cryptography.
  • Added information about ECv2 payload support for the Tink Library version 1.1.0 to Tink release notes.

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

  • Added information about the new version of Google Pay API, APIv2, to Update to latest version.