1. Google Wallet now allows users to share passes with other people. This is a useful feature for sharing passes without giving out your phone.
2. The ability to scan barcodes and QR codes of custom cards and add them to Google Wallet makes the app more versatile.
3. Sharing passes is currently limited to boarding passes and not available for most other passes or payment cards.
4. Users are warned that once a pass is shared, there is no way to undo it, and the recipient can also share it with someone else. Caution is advised when sharing passes.
Google Wallet Introduces Pass Sharing Feature
Google Wallet has been undergoing various changes recently, and one of the latest additions is a feature that was hinted at in July. According to reports, Google Wallet now allows users to share passes with others.
Previously, Google Wallet introduced the ability to scan barcodes and QR codes of unsupported cards, enabling users to add custom cards to their wallet. This feature also allows users to assign their own names to the cards, making Google Wallet even more versatile.
The new pass sharing feature is particularly useful when you need to allow someone else to use your pass without giving them your phone. Currently, this feature is limited to sharing boarding passes, as most other passes and payment cards cannot be shared.
To share a pass, simply locate it in the interface below your credit cards. If the pass can be shared, a share button will appear on the left side of the overflow menu. When you choose to share it, Google will provide a warning that the action cannot be undone. It’s important to exercise caution when sharing passes, as there is no safeguard against recipients sharing the pass with others.
Once you tap on the share button, your system share sheet will appear, providing a link that can be shared with the recipient. When the recipient receives the link, they can simply tap on it to open the Google Wallet app and save the pass. It’s a straightforward process.
This feature is currently being rolled out, so if you don’t see it in your Google Wallet yet, it may take a few days for it to become available.