Being able to easily send and receive money has been one function of Google Wallet for years, and sending money through email seems like a natural extension of that.
Today, Google has announced that Gmail users can send and receive money in the Gmail for Android app. Google notes that the ability to send money or accept a transfer of funds is fee-free, and that the feature is available for everyone, not just those with a Gmail address.
Making it all happen is easy. Just tap on the attachments button, and then choose to either send money or request funds. Those who participate in sending or receiving funds don’t have to install another app to make it work.
Google says the new feature is available in Gmail for Android and on the web beginning today.