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You Can Now Send, Request Money In Gmail On Android ( 38

While Google Wallet has been integrated into Gmail on the web since 2013, it has yet to be available for mobile users. Today, Google is officially rolling out the new integration so that users of the Gmail app on Android will be able to send or request money with anyone -- even those who don't have a Gmail email address. TechCrunch reports: The user experience has been designed to make exchanging money as easy as attaching a file, Google explains in its announcement. To access the new feature, you tap the attachment icon (the paperclip), then choose either send or request money, depending on your needs. A pop-up window appears where you can input the amount and add a note, and send. The entire process takes place in the Gmail app -- you don't have to have Google Wallet installed. In addition, recipients can configure it so the money they receive through Gmail goes directly into their bank account. There are no fees involved, notes Google. The goal, seemingly, is to take on quick payment apps like PayPal, Venmo or Square Cash, by offering a feature to move money right within Gmail's app. This could be useful for those times where the money is already a topic of an email conversation -- like when you're planning a trip with friends, or getting the family to go in together on a gift for your parents, for example.
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You Can Now Send, Request Money In Gmail On Android

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  • by AdamThor ( 995520 ) on Tuesday March 14, 2017 @07:42PM (#54040423)

    There sure won't be any issues with this!

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Where's the bitcoin connection? Will they support moving bitcoins in the same manner?

  • by Anonymous Coward

    someone who speaks unconvenient truths about government, or someone who later becomes subject to a criminal investigation - expect a knock on the door from FBI. I can see many reasons why one would not want the largest personal profiling tool the world has ever seen, to keep track of your money and where it goes.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Please give me some money in Gmail on Android.


  • by Anonymous Coward

    This move probably has a whole host of hackers salivating right now.

  • The local cop is saying that If don't pay this ticket now $200 USD that I can be stuck hear for 30 days or more just waiting for the trail and I have a plane ticket back home next week. But if you where to pay him at then I can get out now.

    • I would assume that also in future bribes would be payed by a less traceable transaction method.

    • by c ( 8461 )

      Hi, great to hear from you. Sounds like you're having fun in your travels.

      Hopefully you can use your time in jail for something useful; I suggest taking a remedial writing course.

      Your loving son.


  • any option to the cost of Paypal or Western Union is a good idea but I doubt that it will be a safe option if it is by Google, the people who read your emails and sell the contents now what your bank transactions...

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