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Send Google Play gifts by email

You can send gifts of Google Play credit and Google Play Music subscriptions by email in some countries. We call these ‘digital gifts.’ In many countries, you can also buy and give physical Google Play gift cards

To send a digital gift, your recipient must be registered for Google Play in the same country as you. Currently, you can't send other digital content as gifts or lend digital content to another account.

If you have a gift, see redeem a gift card or promo code for instructions on how to use it. 

Buy and send digital gifts

Send gifts of Google Play credit

You can send gifts of Google Play credit through the Google Play Store app.

Country availability
United States

To send a gift:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app Play Store.
  2. Tap Menu Menuand thenSend gift.
  3. Pick your gift and follow the onscreen instructions to buy and send your gift.

Your gift will be delivered via email. 


Send Google Play Music subscription gifts

You can send music subscription gifts through the Google Play Music app.

Country availability
Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

To send a gift:

  1. Open the Google Play Music app Play Music.

  2. Tap Menu Menu and thenSettings.

  3. Tap Send gift.
  4. Pick your gift and follow the onscreen instructions to buy and send your gift.

Your gift will be delivered via email.


Note: If your recipient can't find the email with the gift code, you can resend it. A copy of the gift email is sent to the email account you used to make the purchase with. Forward that email to the recipient so they can see and use the gift code.

Content can't be transferred between accounts

It is not possible to share or transfer content between accounts on Google Play, even if you own both accounts. If you have multiple accounts on your device, make sure you’re signed in to the account you want to use before you complete your purchase. 

If you’ve bought an app on the wrong account contact the app developer. They may be able to refund your purchase so you can buy it again on the account you wanted to use.

Refunds for digital gifts

Refund availability

Note: this applies only to gifts of Google Play credit or Google Play Music subscriptions purchased through Google. If your gift was purchased through a third-party retailer, contact the retailer for refund information. 

If you want to return your gift, let the purchaser know so they can contact us. Note:

  • We can only issue a refund to the person who purchased the gift. 
  • Refunds can only be issued for gifts which have not been redeemed.
  • The gift code is not redeemable once the gift is refunded. 
  • Refunds for Google Play credit gifts are only available for 3 months after the date of purchase. 
Request a refund

Request a gift refund

  1. Open a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) on your computer, tablet, or phone.
  2. Copy and paste it into the address bar of the web browser.
    • Make sure this is in a web browser and not the Google Play Store app. You can't request a refund for gifts in Google Play apps.
  3. Scroll down to "Order History" and find the order you want to return. To the right of the order, click More More.
    • Note: On mobile phones and tablets, you may need to swipe to the right to view the menu icon.
  4. Select Report a problem and choose the option that describes your situation.
  5. Complete the form and note that you would like a refund.
  6. You will see a message saying "thank you for sharing your concerns." Later you will receive an email about your refund.

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