Let’s say your friend helps you buy a movie ticket for a show you guys are about to watch. They then send you a copy of the receipt/ticket via email and here you have some options. You can either choose to pay them back for the ticket when you see them, you could do a bank transfer via your bank’s website or an app, but if you’re a Gmail user, you could just send them money via Gmail itself.
This is a feature that has been in the US for quite a while now, but the good news for our readers in the UK is that it looks like the feature will be finally making its way to your fair shores. The feature is pretty simple and straightforward to use. At the end of an email, you will see the “£” symbol. From there users will be able to select the source of their funds, type in their amount, and hit send.
Assuming there is nothing wrong with the source of your funds, the money should have successfully transferred to the other person. If you’re the person receiving the money, Google will give you a couple of options. You can choose to either keep the money in your Google Wallet account for use later, or you can choose to have it transferred to your bank right away.
The feature is live for users at the moment, although Google states that it will be rolled out over the coming weeks, so there is a chance that your Gmail account might not have received it yet, but fret not as it should be arriving soon. In the meantime you can check out how the feature works in the video above.