Google Pay Now Available on Gmail for iOS

Google Pay Now Available on Gmail for iOS

May 8, 2018         Written By Bill Hardekopf

Google is rolling out a new update for the Gmail app for iOS. According to 9to5Mac, the update will include the ability for Apple users to send and receive money with Google Pay.

The process works like the existing Google Pay features for Gmail on the web. Select the dollar sign ($) near the attachment area, and Google will pull up the peer-to-peer payment platform. Choose an amount and a card linked to the Google Pay account, then send to any email address. The recipient will get instructions on how to retrieve the funds.

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Google recently unveiled new web browser extensions for Google Pay, making it easy to shop on a computer using the mobile wallet. This option is available for Safari, Apple’s web browser, which means iPhone users can also utilize Google Pay to make purchases online.

The only catch with this setup is cards cannot be linked on an Apple device. If someone wants to add a credit card to their Google Pay account, they must do so from their computer or from an Android device. Once the card is linked, it will be available on Apple-supported versions of Google Pay.

The Gmail for iOS update also includes the option to “snooze” emails. Users can select snooze if they want to read or respond to a message at a later time.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of May 8, 2018. For up-to-date information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website. Many of the offers on this article are from our affiliate partners, and LowCards.com may be compensated if you take action with any of our affiliate partners.

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