Send cash via Gmail – Google Wallet attachment

sending money by gmail - google walletWe’ve all sent emails with documents, pictures, MP3s and such attached. Never have we attached cash, until now. Google is rolling out a feature in Gmail that lets you attach money.

You will soon be spottiung a new dollar sign button ($) in the Gmail compose window. This will allow you to easily send money as a gift or payment.

On the back end it’s the same as the money exchange system offered within Google Wallet, which means that there’s a 2.9% fee per transaction (minimum $0.30).

You can use either a credit or debit card to send money – is this going to be challenging the ever-present PayPal?

Google says the feature will be making its way into Gmail for users over 18 years old over the next few months – it could be handy.

What do you think?

Check out the video below.

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