Today Google updated their Gmail for Android application to add some more features.
With the update, Google is bringing a feature that will allow you to send people payments right from the app via Google Wallet, just like you could previously do with the Gmail site on desktop.
At the moment, the feature is only on Android, not on iOS, and it looks as though it’s currently only available in the US.
To us it, tap the attach button from within the Gmail app, just as you would normally to attach a photo or document, but instead, you will be attaching some money.
The great thing is that the recipient of the email doesn’t need a Gmail email address for it to work, and the money that you have transferred will go directly to their bank account once it has been received.
And it’s all available for free on both sides.
At the moment, it doesn’t look like the feature will be making its way outside of the US anytime soon, however, we will update you if we hear more.