Different services such as PayPal, Payooner, and Venmo has always been among the major ways of making online payments and has also been the fastest and most secured way to send, receive money and pay for goods and services.
Though, Google Wallet has been around for some years, it’s Google’s official service used for sending and receiving money was only available on Gmail web. The good news is that Google is bringing the service to Gmail app. And now you can make and receive payments from the convenience of the app.
Google thought that it’s a useful method to pay for your share of a group activity, such as a dinner bill or a trip. Using the feature is pretty simple: simply tap the attachment paperclip icon in the Gmail app when Composing a message, and choose to either send or request money from there.
No other app installations are needed, and it’s free for both the sender and the recipient, and people without a Gmail email addresses can engage in this as well.
Unfortunately, the service is only available if you’re in the US. The update hasn’t been rolled out fully, but expect the feature to hit your Gmail app soon.