Following its launch in the US, the “Send Money” feature in Gmail is finally on the way over here too.
To be honest this does exactly what the name suggests and will let people to sign into their Gmail account and send money from right there in the desktop.
This even works if the person being sent the money doesn’t have a Gmail address. It also means you can send for free without any charges. Just hover over the attachment paperclip, click the £ icon and attach money like you would an image. Then you just need to enter the amount and hit send. Simples.
The service works both ways, meaning you can request money as well. The back-end is powered by Google wallet and you will need to set one up to get everything working.
From then on the money will go right into your Wallet and you can then transfer it to your bank, or spend the funds on Google Play or sent elsewhere.
The service is beginning to roll out now in the UK and will take a few more weeks to complete. Keep your eyes peeled for that “£” icon in the attachment option if you want to get involved.