Send and receive money with Gmail and Google Wallet

Google Wallet is integrated with Gmail, so you can quickly and securely send money to friends and family directly within Gmail. Whether you’re chipping in for lunch or reimbursing your roommate for your share of the rent, paying back your friends is as simple as sending an email.

Summary

Compose email Attach money Press send

Compose email

Attach money

Press send

Send money

How to send money

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Click the Compose button.
  3. Enter the email address of the person you want to send money to.
  4. Add a subject and message text (optional).
  5. Hover over the + icon at the bottom of the compose window and click the $ icon.
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    Gmail Compose Attach money icon
     
  6. If you don’t have Google Wallet yet, you’ll be asked to set up your account.
  7. Enter the amount you want to send and choose a funding source.
  8. Click Attach.
  9. Look over your message one more time and click Send.

Payment methods and charges

It's free to send money using your Google Wallet Balance or your bank account linked to Google Wallet. To send money using your credit or debit card, there is a flat fee of 2.9% per transaction (minimum $0.30).

Google Wallet Purchase Protection covers you 100% against eligible unauthorized payments.

Learn more about payment methods.

Other ways to send money

You can also send money from Google Wallet at wallet.google.com from your phone or laptop. Learn more about sending money with Google Wallet.

Receive money

The first time you receive a message with money attached, follow these directions:

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Open the message with attached money.
  3. Click Claim money.
  4. You’ll be prompted to sign up for Google Wallet and verify your identity.
  5. Once you’ve completed identity verification, navigate back to the message and click Claim money again.

After claiming money for the first time, funds will be automatically added to your Google Wallet Balance.

Receiving money is always free, and you can claim funds on desktop and mobile.