Wallet release notes

This page documents production updates to Wallet. We recommend that Wallet developers periodically check this list for any new announcements.

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October 06, 2023

Passes are now enabled for Colombia (CO) 🇨🇴 , Faroe Islands (FO) 🇫🇴, Greenland (GL) 🇬🇱, Isle of man (IM) 🇮🇲, San Marino (SM) 🇸🇲 and Peru 🇵🇪!

Google Wallet now supports QUICPay and iD on Wear OS by Google. Users in Japan can now add supported credit and debit cards to Google Wallet and tap to pay with their Pixel Watch.

You can now use the new wide header logo to specify a rectangular header image to be displayed at the top of the pass in the front of pass screen. Read more here.

JavaScript web buttons have been translated and converted to 'Add to Google Wallet'.

July 17, 2023

Smart Tap is now enabled for Generic Private Passes.

July 10, 2023

We launched Google Wallet in Albania (🇦🇱), Argentina (🇦🇷), Bosnia and Herzegovina (🇧🇦), North Macedonia (🇲🇰), and Montenegro (🇲🇪) on June 6! With this launch we also support Wallet on WearOS and Fitbit devices!

The Google Wallet FAQ page now has many useful answers and suggestions to the most common questions the Wallet team receives. Check it out and see if it helps you as you develop for Google Wallet.

Account Restricted Passes have launched in beta which allow developers to associate some pass objects with Google accounts which limits who can save the pass. By setting the user's email address on the Pass via the API we validate that the account set on the pass object matches the Google Account of the Google Wallet user saving the pass. File a support request to gain access to the feature.

RCS Business Messaging (RBM) has launched for Boarding Passes which allow developers to bring branded, interactive mobile check-in experiences, right to the native Android messaging app. You can use Google Wallet with RBM to design a seamless check-in flow. Once the check-in is complete, users can add the boarding pass to their Wallet from the Google's Messages app.

Events tickets with Smart Tap NFC capabilities will now prompt the user to use the contactless capabilities of the pass through a new NFC Education feature. Users are prompted with instructions on how to use NFC-enabled passes.

The maximum number of TextModuleData fields and Message fields has been updated to support 20 for both Class and Object on the default pass template.

May 09, 2023

The Generic Private Passes (GPP) API supports passes with sensitive data fields and approved sensitive use cases. With the introduction of this new API Wallet can now support* commonly requested use cases such as:

  • Health Insurance Cards
  • National IDs
  • Travel Documents
  • Passes that display biometric data

* Use case support depends on use case approval per country.

Google Wallet is now available in Japan on Android and Wear devices! See the blog post here.

Google Wallet recently launched in Costa Rica, Ecuador and Kuwait on Android and Fitbit and Wear devices! You can now use Google Wallet in over 60 countries and regions worldwide!

Demo mode enables pass developers to get started with the Wallet API in a self-serve manner immediately with support for the following features:

  • Lean Onboarding: Only 3 clicks to creation, requires minimal onboarding.

  • Sandbox Environment for demo mode partners.

  • Access Control: Only allow listed emails can save passes.

  • Risk Management: UI elements to clearly denote test passes.

PassContraints give developers more control over the screenshot and NFC capabilities of their passes. As a developer, you can control when a user is able to screenshot a pass and when it will convey specific NFC objects.

Google Wallet will stop working Android 5 (L) and Android 6 (M) by May 21st.