Google Contacts for Android Updated: Gets a shortcut for sending money with Google Play Send

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Google is updating its Google Contacts app with a new feature that would allow you to send money to your friends and your families with the tap of a button.

Right after the rebranding of the Android Pay to Google Pay and the Google Wallet to the Google Pay Send, the company is showing a keen interest to roll the feature across as many aspects of the Android as possible and integrating its feature to the Google Contacts is a nice move by Google.

What is Google Contacts?

 

what is google contacts?

In case you do not know as to what Google Contacts app does, the app essentially synchronizes all your contact details, ensuring that you can access them from any platform available wherein you can use your Google account.

Back up your contacts and sync them across all your devices 
• Safely back up the contacts in your Google Account to the cloud 
• Access the contacts in your Google Account from any device 

Keep your contacts organized and up to date 
• View your contacts by account (e.g., work vs. personal) 
• Easily add contacts and edit information like phone numbers, emails, and photos 
• Get suggestions for adding new contacts, cleaning up duplicates, and more 

The update has not been rolled out in one go and it is gradually reaching the Android devices as a server-side update.

After the update, you would find the pay icon in the row of the existing icons of the Google Contacts app just like you find it in the Messages app. You can send the money provided you have linked your money account with your Google account.

how to send money using google contacts

As of now, you can only send money to your contacts. There is no provision to request money from someone. It is, however, safe to assume that this feature might arrive pretty soon too.

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In case you want to download Google Contacts, you can get the app from the Google Play Store or download it directly from the button below:

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