Back in 2013, when Google Wallet was still Google’s main mobile payment service, the company launched a physical Google Wallet Card that’d give you access to your Google Wallet account at places like banks and anywhere that MasterCard is accepted. Fast-forward to 2016, and it looks like that card will soon be killed off.
Text found in the code of the new Google Wallet v14 update suggests that support for the Wallet Card will soon end. Google Wallet will cease support for the Wallet Card on June 30, but you won’t be able to add money to your Wallet Balance after May 1. After that date, you’ll need to use up your balance or cash out. Google adds that "you'll still be able to use Google Wallet to send and receive money, and we're working to make those features better than ever."
Interestingly, the code suggests that you’ll even be able to activate a new card before May 1. So if you’ve always thought that the Wallet Card sounded neat, or you’re just a sucker for Google collectibles, then maybe you can snag one before then.
The end of the Wallet Card isn’t official, but it won’t come as a huge surprise if it does happen. We haven’t really ever heard much about the Wallet Card since its launch in 2013, and now Google is all into Android Pay and using your phone to pay for goods in the real world.