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Can you transfer your Google Play balance to Google Pay?

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With the rise of digital payments across the world, many top companies have jumped on the digital transfer bandwagon. Google Pay is a simple app through which you can send and receive payments on your mobile. You can send or receive money even if the contact isn’t on Google Pay thereby making the transfer much more democratic and easier.

In this article, we discuss whether you can transfer your Google Play balance to Google Pay.

Can you transfer your Google Play balance to Google Pay?

No, you cannot transfer your Google Play balance to Google Pay.

However, as a parent, you can transfer your child’s Google Play balance to your account.

When you are transferring your child’s Google Play balance, remember the following points:

  • You cannot transfer any promotional Play balance.
  • Any unused YouTube gift card balance will be transferred once you have completed some formalities. For instance, if the family manager doesn’t have a Google Pay account, then they need to create one before continuing further. After you have created the account, click on Transfer Pay Balance then fill out the form to complete the payment.

Also read: How to fix ‘Couldn’t register in Google Pay’?

Benefits of using Google Pay

Google Pay has become popular in recent years due to its ease of use and security. Gone are the days when you had to physically your credit or debit cards to the store. The use of tech like Google Pay eliminates the need for a wallet or a bag to store the essentials so that you can have a much more carefree and enjoyable shopping and outing experience.

Here are some of the benefits of using Google Pay:

Ease of use

You can transfer or receive payments with just a few taps on your mobile screen. There is absolutely no need for entering any confidential information anywhere.


Google takes several steps to make sure that all your transactions remain safe and sound. Google uses advanced encryption and two-factor authorisation to secure payments. Moreover, Google allows you to remotely disable your device in case you have lost it.


You can complete a transaction in seconds using Google Pay or other such apps. No more worrying about minor hassles like standing in a queue or waiting to receive a change.

Also, this service supports multiple currencies and integrates with multiple banks so that you don’t have to make a new account every time you make a transaction in some other bank.

Also read: What is Google Pay’s daily transaction limit?

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: