Google has integrated two of its products in to one another, presenting end users with an entirely different way of sending money online. Google Wallet has now been integrated with Gmail. Users will now be able to send money over email, all they have to do is literally “attach” money with the email they’re sending. The recipient doesn’t necessarily needs to have a Gmail account in order to receive the money. Sending money is free if the user’s account is linked to Google Wallet, and there are nominal fees for sending money through linked debit or credit cards.
Hovering over the attachment paperclip in Gmail email compose window reveals the attachment options. There, the “$” symbol can be clicked on in order to send money. Simply click on it , enter the amount and press send. This service is only available when Gmail is accessed through desktop and it will be rolled out in the near future in the U.S. to users over the age of 18. Another easier and faster way to get the service is to receive money from someone who already has the service available on their Gmail.