Google Pay is to launch a new personalized feature in India to provide relevant transactions and better advice. However, if this feature is enabled, Google can access sensitive information, such as your transaction history, payment methods, and other data. The new “Personalize with Google Pay” feature can provide relevant offers based your shopping and other preferences. For example, if this feature is enabled, can get discounts from places you often shop. You can turn off this feature at any time in the “Settings” of the app.

The technology giant announced the feature through a blog post and confirmed that it will be promoted to Android and users in India starting next week. After users upgrade to the next version of Google Pay, they will be asked to choose whether to turn the control or off. Turning off this feature will not restrict your use of the service, can still make contactless payments, the offers you see may not be so relevant.

If you enable this feature, Google will access your transaction history, the location you made the purchase, bus card and membership card to provide relevant offers and rewards. In addition, Google added: “You can also manage how to use personal transactions and activities in Google Pay to personalize settings by visiting account.google.com. Here, you can view and delete that you don’t want to use to personalize the Google Pay experience Records of individual transactions and activities.”

Google claims that all information will be used to improve the Google Pay experience, and will never “publicly share or sell to anyone.” If you are keen to use new features, please stay tuned for updates Google Pay in the Google Play Store and App Store.

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