If your bread and butter come from the World Wide Web business, chances are that most of your payments are done online. Regardless of it, the world is heading towards a cash-free future, and most of us are catching up to it. While handling transactions via PayPal and other online services is assumed to be the easy way, Google is trying to change that by putting Google Wallet to good use.
While the feature to send and request payment with Gmail has been up and running on the web interface, the service is finally being brought to the Android app. So whether you’re splitting the bill for a meal with your friends, or need to send some money to family members within the United States, Gmail has you covered.
How to send and request payments with Gmail
From the home screen of your Android device, head over to the Gmail app (make sure that you have the latest version of Gmail installed). Compose an email just like you normally would, and tap the paperclip icon on the top-right corner.
You will see the attachment drop-down menu show, which now comes with additional options like “Send money” and “Request money”. Tap on either of the options and you will see the Google Wallet pop-up window showing your current Wallet balance.
Use the number pad to enter the amount that you wish to send or request from the email recipient and press “Continue”. The app will also allow you to “Add a memo” where you can add more details on why you are sending our requesting the money.
To send a payment, you can attach money to the email and send it using the payment methods you have saved with your Google Wallet. If you want to add a new payment method, you can do so from the same screen and send the email with the payment.
As mentioned earlier, the feature to send and request payments with Gmail for Android is limited to the United States. If you are among the users who get to enjoy this cool new feature, do share your thoughts on it in the comments section below.