Google Money Transfer: Google Now Lets You Send Money Via Email
Popular search engine and email service provider, Google has introduced its very own money transfer service.
As a Gmail user, you can already send messages, photos and files over email, so why not money too?
Google now allows users to send money around the world with Gmail on Android.
For those who did not take notice, the feature has already been integrated into the Web version before now.
To confirm, simply click on the little “$” icon in the compose window of your Gmail account.
However, this is the first time the Google money transfer service is arriving in a mobile app.
Naturally, the feature makes use of Google Wallet, which made the transition to a Venmo-like money transfer program around the time Android Pay came to be.
Gmail is a free email service provided by Google.
It was introduced in 2004 and officially came out of beta status in 2009.
As of February 2016, Gmail had 1 billion users worldwide, and is estimated to be used by 92% of startups.
Google confirmed the launch of the new feature with a post on their official blog.
Google Money Transfer Now Possible Via Gmail
The article read:
You can already reliably and safely share photos and files on the go with Gmail.
Starting today, you can share money, too.
Whether you’re splitting a dinner bill or planning a group trip, you now have a fee-free way to work out the details and settle up without ever leaving the Gmail app on Android, just like you can already do on the web.
Plus, you can exchange money with anyone—not just people with Gmail addresses.
Sending money in Gmail is as easy as sending any other attachment.
Just tap on the attachment icon and choose whether you want to send or request money.