You can now send and request payments directly through Gmail

Google has put out an update for its Gmail client on Android and web. New is one major addition, payments.

Those who use Gmail can now send and request payments on the client, just like they would, for example, in PayPal or Google Wallet. The functionality is available on both web and mobile, and can be accessed right where you would normally begin to compose an email for somebody.

The service combines the old technology found in Google Wallet, but since not that many of us are using the service’s app, where better to put it thought Google than where most of us go each day, our email box. Users will get to choose how much money to send, or request be sent, and the account they’d like to use. Gmail will attach the info like a standard attachment to your email, where you can add additional text.

Payments for Gmail can be sent over to any email address, not only Gmail addresses, but must come from an address compatible with the Gmail app, since you’ll need it to compose the fund slip. On the receivers end, money can be deposited straight into a bank account. This is yet another example of Google thinking about the convenience of the people.

Let us know if you’ve tried payments in Gmail, and if so, how it went, by dropping a post in our comment section.

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Doug Demagistris is the Founder and current Editor In Chief of Droid Turf. He grew up in New York and now attends Bryant University where he is studying marketing and communication. He has been and always will be a Google enthusiast thanks to Android’s customization, flat design and exceptional integration with various Google services. Currently, Doug uses a Pixel 2 XL as his daily driver for its unique design, powerful hardware, exceptional camera, and stock experience. For shorter instances, he’ll glance at his Huawei Watch. And for more productive work, you’ll find him typing away on his Pixelbook. Doug is hopeful his productivity will make lives easier, more meaningful and help down the road.