Yes, you guys read it right!!
Google Wallet has now been integrated with the Gmail app. So, if you use Gmail on your Android phone you can send and receive money using your Gmail app.
Initially, in May 2013, Google added the money transacting functionality to web Gmail where Google Wallet was integrated with Gmail. This helped a lot of people to transact money quickly within the app.
Sam Kansara, Google product manager wrote in his blog post,
How to Send Money in Gmail on Android?Answer is quite clear and the procedure is very simple and easy.
Open your Gmail app, click the Compose button, enter the email address of the receiver
then click the $ icon (£ for UK users). If you don’t have Google Wallet yet, you’ll be asked to set up your account.
To send money,Enter the amount you want to send and choose a funding source.
To request money:Click Request at the top of the box, and enter the amount you’d like to request then click Attach and press Send.
How to Receive money?You are never charged to receive money. It has always been free and so it is in Gmail. You can claim funds on both desktop and mobile.
Open your Gmail app and click the message with attached money then click Claim money. You’ll be prompted to sign up for Google Wallet and verify your identity. Once it is done, go back to the message and click Claim money again. After claiming money for the first time, funds will be automatically added to your Google Wallet Balance. Users can even arrange for received money to go directly into their bank account and good thing is, it is totally free.
Isn't it smart?
So what are you waiting for? Start transacting your money; simply, quickly and effectively. Plus without leaving the app.
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