Google Pay users in the United States can now send money to GPay users in India and Singapore, Google said on Tuesday, entering the financial market for the first time.
The company has partnered with Western Union and Wise, both integrating their services with Google Pay. This is the first time that one of the international payments companies has entered into such an agreement.
Josh Woodward, director of product management at Google, said in an interview with TechCrunch that the company is launching its international payments capability with India and Singapore and plans to expand globally by the end of the year.
“As with many Google products, we are going to test, learn and iterate and then start expanding,” he said.
As part of the partnership, Western Union will allow international payments on Google Pay in more than 200 countries, while Wise, formerly known as TransferWise, will expand support to more than 80 countries.
When Google Pay users in the U.S. try to send money to someone in India or Singapore, they are notified of the exact amount the recipient will receive. In the Google Pay app, users can also choose which payment provider, Wise or Western Union, they want to use and how long it takes for the recipient to receive the money.