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: This feature is not available on Gmail Go.

Send money with Gmail

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Click Compose.
  3. Enter the email address of the person you want to send money to.
  4. Add a subject and message text (optional).
  5. Click the $ or £ icon.
  6. Enter the amount you want to send and choose a payment method or add a new one.
  7. Click Attach money.
  8. Look over your message one more time and click Send.

Payment methods and charges

Google charges no fees to send money using your Google Pay balance, debit card, or your bank account (US only) linked to Google Pay.

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 Gmail.
  2. Open the message with attached money.
  3. Click Claim money.

Request money from someone

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Click Compose.
  3. Enter the email address of the person you want to send money to.
  4. Add a subject and message text (optional).
  5. Click the $ or £ icon.
  6. At the top of the box click Request money and enter the amount you’d like to request.
  7. Click Attach request.
  8. Look over your message one more time and click Send.

Need more help?

Get more help sending or receiving money here.

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