If there’s one thing that Google’s proven to be consistent at over the years, it’s the company’s need to constantly change and update its apps/services. Whether it be shifting the placement of YouTube comments or ushering in gaudy new logos for G Suite, there’s always something being tweaked.
We saw another prime example of that last week with the major redesign that came to Google Pay. It’s actually more than a redesign, though, and more like a completely different app altogether. Where the old Google Pay was just used for paying at stores and sending money to friends, this new version bundles that with brand new features and a fresh app layout. Complaining about change just for the sake of it isn’t productive, but after playing around with the new Google Pay app for a few hours, I can’t help but feel hesitant about this new direction Google is taking.