Google Wants You To Send Money Via Gmail

Google Wants You To Send Money Via Gmail

Google today announced at it’s annual developer conference, Google I/O , at the Moscone Center in San Francisco that it has updated it’s mobile transaction app, Google Wallet. You can now send money with Gmail and Google Wallet.

Travis Green, Product Manager, Google Wallet explained the new Gmail feature in a blog post;

Google Wallet is now integrated with Gmail, so you can quickly and securely send money to friends and family directly within Gmail — even if they don’t have a Gmail address. It’s free to send money if your bank account is linked to Google Wallet or using your Google Wallet Balance. While sending money in Gmail is currently only available on desktop, you can send money from Google Wallet at from your phone or laptop. You will need to have set up Google Wallet to send and receive money.

This video explains the process in detail.

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  1. Kari

    I wonder what the advantages are over just using PayPal. The product is so simple – sending money online – that I don’t know how Google could compete. PayPal would do everything this does? And if not, they could just adapt and do the same…Google could lower the fees on sending money to others perhaps. But that’s about the only thing they’d have an advantage in doing since they have more money…

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