A new Gmail update for the iOS app brings neat Google Pay functionality, which now allows users to send and request money easily to anyone who has an email address.
Google's email platform, Gmail, is hugely popular worldwide and it offers some great features, but there's always room for improvement. The company is constantly working to add new features, options, and functionality to improve the whole experience, and now it's time for the Gmail iOS app to get a treat.
Google Pay In Gmail For iOS
With the latest update, users can now handle their financial transactions in Gmail for iOS, and payments will be sent and received as attachments. The feature is easy to use and convenient to have, but it only works with the latest version of Gmail for iOS. If you have not updated your app yet, head over to the App Store and download the latest Gmail version.
How To Send And Get Money In Gmail For iOS
To start sending money through Gmail, simply open the app on your iOS device and hit "compose" on the bottom right corner, then select "attach" and you'll see an option to "send money." From there on, simply follow the on-screen instructions and you should be able to complete the transaction in just a few simple steps.
You will be prompted to select the amount of money you want to send, as well as a payment method. Once that's done, tap "attach money," include a memo if you want to (not mandatory), tap "done" and hit "send." If you're just getting things ready but you don't want to send the money on the spot, you can just save the transaction as a draft and send it another time.
To request money from someone, meanwhile, select "request money" instead of "send money," and similarly follow the instructions to complete the process.
Receiving Money In Gmail
If you've never received money via Gmail before, you will need to set things up first. Open the Gmail app on your iOS device, open the email with the money in the attachment, select "transfer to bank" and "add debit card." From there on, enter your card information, select "claim money" and you're done. When you receive more money via Gmail in the future, it will go to the card you entered.
In addition to this new payments option, the latest Gmail update for iOS also adds a snooze function for emails, allowing users to check some emails at a later time. This feature made its debut with the new Gmail redesign and it's catching on.