Your Google Wallet Balance

The Google Wallet Balance is money stored in your Google Wallet. You can use your Wallet Balance to send money to other people, make purchases when you use the Google Wallet Card or tap your phone to pay, or to make online purchases from certain merchants.

Add money

You can add money directly from your bank account for free, or credit/debit card for a 2.9% fee:

On the desktop site
  1. Go to wallet.google.com and click Payment methods on the left menu.
  2. Find the Wallet Balance section and click Add to Wallet Balance.
  3. Select your funding source and enter the amount you'd like to add.
  4. Click Add money.
On the mobile app
  1. Go to Wallet Balance from the navigation drawer and tap Add money.
  2. Select your funding source and enter the amount you'd like to add.
  3. Tap Add money.

Bank transactions usually take 3 days, but can take up to 10 business days, and card transactions are often instant but may take up to a few days.

Use and withdraw money

When you receive money through Wallet, and you've verified your identity, it'll be added to your Wallet Balance automatically once the transaction appears as completed.

When you request the Google Wallet Card you can use it to make in-store purchases, shop online, and access cash from your Wallet Balance. Google Wallet does not charge fees for purchases or ATM withdrawals, but some providers may charge fees for the use of their ATMs.

You can also transfer money to your linked bank account whenever you want (transfer limits apply). There are no fees for transfers to your bank account, and they're usually processed within 3-4 business days.

Keep in mind that Google will monitor your account for fraud. If fraud is detected on your account, transactions will be slowed or stopped to ensure the security of your account.