Popular web-based transaction service Paypal now has another formidable foe on the rise in terms of mobile payments: Google. Starting March 14, Gmail will make it easier for users to send or request for payments directly inside the app.
Gmail Payments Arrives On Mobile
Such a feature can already be done on Google Wallet via Gmail for Desktop, but only now has Google been able to port it over to the mobile app itself. It works simply enough: payments are treated as attachments, so sending money is akin to attaching a document, photo, or video. Simply touch the attachment icon, choose “Send money,” enter the amount, write up an optional memo, and Gmail takes care of the rest.