Late last year, Google introduced two new features in the international version of Google Pay to make group payments easier to manage – Groups and Bill Split. The Groups feature then entered the Indian version of Google Pay earlier this year. Now, Google has announced that it will soon release the Bill Split feature in the region.
At its annual Google for India event, Google’s Ambarish Kenghe stated that Google Pay users in India will soon be able to split bills with friends. The feature will allow users to add friends or family members to group chat in Google Pay and add to the common costs they wish to isolate themselves from other members.
As per the shared info by Google India Twitter, the new “Split costs” button is at the bottom of the categories in Google Pay. Tapping on it will open a new window, where users can add group costs and separate them between members.
Earlier this year, we launched Groups on @GooglePayIndia. We will soon be adding a new feature to make Groups even more useful with Bill Split!
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) November 18, 2021
Once that is done, users will see the Separation Bill in the group discussion with the total number, a progress bar indicating the number of participants who have transferred their assignment, and the remaining amount.
At this time, Google has not shared a specific timeline for the release of this feature. But we expect it to be released to users in the coming days. We’ll make sure to let you know as soon as the feature starts to come out.
Along with Bill Split, Google Pay of India also received support for direct banking voice commands and a new MyShop tool to help small businesses build a storefront app.
Samsung’s Latest USB-C Plugin Update for Headphones Rolling Out
Samsung has pushed a new update for its USB-C app, which provides users with the latest codec of bundle earphones. The fresh update for the USB-C app brings the ability to update the latest codec of bundle earphones.
The Korean tech giant aims to improve the sound quality and performance of the earphones through this update. It also fixes some issues that users may have encountered with the app in the last version. However, there is no new feature or change noted.
Users can easily update the Samsung USB-C app on their smartphones by opening the Galaxy Store, tapping on the Menu option, and then clicking on Updates. If you have received the update, tap on the refresh icon next to the USB-C app to get the latest codec and enjoy the best sound quality from their earphones.
Fresh Samsung Calendar update available for One UI devices
October 2023 has started and Samsung is releasing a new update for its Calendar app, which brings some bug fixes and functional enhancements. The update is rolling out to One UI-based Galaxy devices with version number 126.96.36.199.
The new update for the Samsung Calendar app fixes some issues that users have reported, such as the app crashing, freezing, or not syncing properly. It also improves the performance and stability of the app.
The update is available through the Galaxy Store app with an installtion package size of 29.91MB, and users can check for it by going to Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Update. Alternatively, users can also download the latest version of the Samsung Calendar app from the Google Play Store or third-party source link mentioned here.
Samsung Calendar app is one of the important apps that Samsung updates regularly to provide a better user experience and functionality. In addition to this, the company also updates its other apps, such as Samsung Internet, Samsung Messages, Samsung Gallery, and Samsung Keyboard, with new features and improvements.
Google Messages updates its share sheet with a new conversation picker
Google is testing a new way to share and forward texts and chats from Messages for Android that is a Conversation Picker feature. Instead of a pop-up window, you will see a full-screen page where you can choose who to send the message to.
Users can search for a contact or choose one from the list of recent conversations. In addition, they can view the last message in each conversation to help them make a decision as well as select multiple recipients and tap Next to proceed to the chat screen.
The new page also shows all your contacts below the recent conversations. However, it does not show their phone numbers, which might be confusing if users have multiple entries for the same person.
This new feature is not widely available yet, even in the beta version of Google Messages. It might be a server-side switch that Google is testing with a small group of users. It is not clear when it will be rolled out to everyone.