Google Wallet learns to track online orders in latest update
Another Wednesday is upon us, and attentive smartphone fans should know what that means: Google releasing app updates galore. The first one we’ve become aware of today bring some new functionality to Google Wallet to help shoppers stay atop of orders they place.
Remember, Wallet isn’t just used to tap-and-pay at retail stores, or buy some of the latest Android apps through Google Play; a growing number of online merchants are accepting Google Wallet as a payment method, and this update helps benefit users who place orders like that, which need to ship.
Once this new “Orders” feature is activated (you’ll have to do so manually, post-update) within the updated Wallet app, users will be able to follow the progress of their orders from directly within Wallet, learning when packages have shipped, and getting updates on tracking info. You’ll also find a historic display letting you go back and review the details from past orders.
It’s not just the Android version of Wallet seeing this new functionality arrive, and iOS users will be seeing the same changes arrive. Versions for both platforms should be seeing their updates arrive sometime this week.