Google has announced that it is going to bring the peer-to-peer payments feature of the Google Wallet to the Google Assistant on Android and iOS devices.
After the update is rolled out, you will be able to send money to anyone by asking the Google Assistant. Of course, the person has to be in your contacts list in order for you to be able to send them the money.
[blockquote cite=”Google”]When the weekend’s over, chances are someone owes you (or you owe someone) money for something—Friday night’s concert tickets, Saturday afternoon’s barbecue supplies, or Sunday’s matinee at the movies. Starting today, you can ask the Google Assistant to pay your friends back with Google Pay, so you can spend more time having fun and less time dealing with the hassle of paying each other back.
You can easily send or request money from your contacts—for free—using the Assistant on Android and iOS phones in the U.S. In the coming months, you’ll be able to send money on voice-activated speakers like Google Home. No worries if you haven’t already signed up for Google Pay—you’ll be prompted to set up your account as soon as you ask the Assistant to send money to your contacts.
Funds are transferred almost instantaneously, even if the recipient doesn’t have a Google Pay account. Your friends and family will receive an email, text message, or notification if they already have the Google Pay app installed, so they can cash out.[/blockquote]
Google also confirms that the same functionality will roll out to Google Home devices in “the coming months.”
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