You can now send money through Gmail in the UK with Google Wallet

Google has today announced a new feature in Gmail for UK users. It's now possible to transfer funds through the email service using Google Wallet. The new transfer feature in the desktop version of Gmail is free to use and doesn't require the recipient to have a Gmail address – they'll be required to set up and configure a Google Wallet Balance to receive the transferred funds.

Hit the £ sign in the attachment options and you'll be able to attach funds to the email using the payment gateways configured in your Google Wallet. Money transferred to recipients will be stored in their Google Wallet for future use on Google Play, or simply transferred to an attached bank account.

This new feature of Gmail will be unlocked for UK users over the coming weeks (you need to be at least 18 years old), so keep an eye out!

Source: Google

Rich Edmonds