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Send & receive money with Gmail

You can use Gmail to send money to any email address for free. (It doesn’t have to be a Gmail address.) You can also accept money someone sent you or request money from someone using Gmail.

Note: Sending and receiving money from the Gmail Android app is only available in the US.

Send & Request Money in the Gmail App on Android

Send money with Gmail

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the screen, tap Compose.
  3. In the top right, tap Attachand then Send money.
  4. Enter the amount you want to send and choose a payment method.
  5. Tap Continue.
  6. Add a memo (optional).
  7. Tap Attach money.
  8. To send the email, tap Send.
    • If you need more time to write your email, you can save it as a draft and send it later.

Receive an email with money attached

The first time you receive money through Gmail, you’ll need to add a debit card to transfer the money to. Whenever someone sends you money through Gmail, it will automatically transfer to that card.

To claim money sent to you through Gmail the first time:

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. Open the message with attached money.
  3. Tap Transfer to bank and then Add debit card.
  4. Enter your card details.
  5. Tap Claim money.

Request money from someone by email

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. In the bottom left, tap Compose.
  3. In the top right, tap Attachand thenRequest money.
  4. Enter the amount you want to request.
  5. Tap Continue.
  6. Add a memo (optional).
  7. Tap Attach request.
  8. To send the email, tap Send.
    • If you need more time to write your email, you can save it as a draft and send it later.

Need more help?

Get more help sending or receiving money here.

Michelle is a Gmail expert and the author of this help page. Leave her feedback about this help page.

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