Google announced a new feature for its Gmail app for Android yesterday. Now, you can send money through the Gmail app. The entire process takes place within the app, and you can configure the money to go straight to the receiver’s bank account. There are no extra fees. This feature has been available on the Gmail web version since 2013.
“You can already reliably and safely share files on the go with Gmail. Starting today, you can share money too. Whether you are splitting a dinner bill or planning a group trip, you now have a fee-free way to work out the details and settle up without ever leaving the Gmail app on Android, just like you can already do on the web”.
This feature is quite simple to use. Just tap on the attachment icon and choose whether you want to send or request money. This sounds like a great idea. However, for now it is not available for use everywhere yet. It is available only in the US for now.