Gmail For Android Will Now Lets You Send Money Via Email Attachment
Google in a new development on Tuesday has introduced the ability to request and send money via Gmail’s Email Attachment. The ability that was first available only on the Web has now arrived on the Android app as well. The user can now tap on the Attachment button in the Gmail for Android app and click on the Send Money option to transfer money quickly and easily using the Google Wallet. You would have already sent payments to people via Google Wallet through Gmail on the desktop. And now, that same feature is coming to the Android mobile in the form of an app.
On the Web, there is a little $ icon next to the compose button that lets you transfer the money. On the Android app, it is hidden underneath the attachment button that has previously let you only to attach photos, videos, and files to email. It makes use of the Google Wallet available on all Android smartphones and sends money easier.
The method to transfer money is easy, and you just have to tap on the Attachment button and select a new option named Send Money. The Send Money option will let you request for cash too, and the recipient will receive the payment without the need to install any extra app.
Once after you have entered the amount you wish to gift, selected a funding source, and tap out a memo. The Google’s magical money-changing elves and the servers will facilitate the transfer. You could refill your Google Wallet using your debit or credit cards, and then send payment as an attachment to any Gmail Android and web user from across the world.
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The feature of sending money via Gmail is unfortunately not available for iOS users yet, but it should probably arrive soon. Also, it’s worth noting that the latest feature has only been made alive for US users only. Gmail Android app’s recent update brought along app shortcuts on Android 7.1 Nougat and the later versions, and also added the support for Exchange Tasks to the email client on Android.
The feature’s mobile expansion has aimed at the millions of people who use their smartphones to send money. On January 2016, it is a skyrocketing market when Venmo handled $1 billion in peer-to-peer transactions, or two and a half times the volume from January 2015 and ten times the volume from January 2014. Google is recently making changes and advancements in all its internet of things and more recently the search giant has introduced invisible reCAPTCHA mechanism that would lower the work of humans.