Google Now Lets You Send Money To Friends With Gmail

Posted May 15, 2013


Google
has announced a new way to pay your friends through Gmail and Google Wallet.  You can send money to friends and family even if you do not have a Gmail address.

It is free if your bank account is linked to Google Wallet.  You can also send money through your Google Wallet balance.  Low fees are applied if you use a linked credit or debit card.

To send money through Gmail, hover over the attachment paperclip and select the $ icon to attach money to the message.  You can enter the amount you wish to send and then press send.

Sending money through Gmail is only available on the desktop or you can money from Google Wallet at wallet.google.com from a phone or laptop.  You need to have set up Google Wallet to send and receive money.  The Google Wallet Purchase Protection covers you 100% against eligible unauthorized payments.  This feature is coming over the next few months to all U.S. Gmail users over 18 years old.