Google Wallet Launches Web App Similar to PayPal
Google may have put most of its emphasis on Android Pay lately, but that doesn’t mean it has given up on Google Wallet. The company recently launched a new web app that lets people send money to one another with just a debit card and a web browser.
To use the website, users simply add a debit card to the system and enter the recipient’s email address. The other person will then receive an email, saying they have money available, along with instructions on how to go about obtaining their funds. They can input their debit card number or use one already on file to have the money transferred to their bank.
Google Wallet already has a peer-to-peer payment system for smartphones, but this expands that function to computers. In 2013, Google created the option to send money to people through Gmail (powered by Google Wallet), but that process never really took off. It is still an available feature for Gmail users. Just click on the dollar sign ($) at the bottom of the email and send money just as you would an attachment. The new website streamlines this transaction, and opens it up to people from all email providers.
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