Mar 16, 2017
It has been possible to send money via Gmail on the web; now the process gets a mobile touch-up with the latest update to Gmail for Android.
Now, according to the Google Play changelog, it is possible to send money to recipients in the app. To get the option, one need only tap the attachment symbol when composing an email, and then selecting “Send money” from the options.
Google Wallet is invoked, and one can get the money to the folks that need it after the amount is entered. One can also tack on a note if so desired.
As such, it seems as though Google Wallet setup is needed, but it might be a small price to pay for the convenience for some folks.
Gmail remains free on Google Play.