Google has released some really killer services over the last several years, and some real flops too. Unfortunately, Google Wallet falls into the latter of those categories. Wallet hasn’t grown in quite the way Google would have liked, for a number of reasons, but Google isn’t giving up yet.
Announced today on the Google Commerce blog, Google Wallet will now be integrated with Gmail. By linking the two services, Google users will be able to send money as an email attachment. It’s as simple as hovering over the attachment paperclip icon, clicking the money icon, entering the amount of money you want to pay out and pressing send. You can also send money to non-Gmail users.
Right now, Google Wallet integration is only available on Gmail for desktop, but that will be changing in the future. Will Gmail integration push you into using Google Wallet more? Let us know what you think in the comments.