If you owe your friend cab fare or your half of yesterday’s lunch bill, you can now send money through the Gmail app on your Android device, Google announced Tuesday.
The feature has been available for Gmail through on the web, but now it’s even easier through the app’s new update. You can exchange money with everyone, even if they don’t have a Gmail account. Recipients can also have the money sent directly to their bank account.
The update means Android users who want to send money don’t have to look to other apps, such as Venmo.
How To Send Money Through The Gmail App On Android Phones
You will then have an option to write a memo about the money you’re sending (i.e. “Ski Trip,” “Yesterday’s Lunch,” etc.). After writing in the memo you can hit Done.
You can then continue to write the email, or just hit send.
After the money is sent all the recipient has to do is tap Claim Money in the email.
There is no fee when sending money with Gmail. The feature is available in the U.S. only on Androids or through Gmail on the web.