Your Google Wallet Balance

Your 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 Google services and other merchants.

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. Google will monitor your Wallet for fraud. If fraud is detected, transactions will be slowed or stopped to ensure the security of your Wallet.

Add money

You can add money from two different sources, directly from your bank account for free, or using a debit card for a 2.9% fee:

On the desktop site
  1. Go to and sign in.
  2. Click Payment methods on the left menu.
  3. Find the "Wallet Balance" section and click Add to Wallet Balance.
  4. Select your funding source and enter the amount you'd like to add.
  5. Click Add money.
On the mobile app
  1. Open the Google Wallet app.
  2. Go to the main menu and touch Wallet Balance.
  3. Touch Add money.
  4. Choose the amount you'd like to add and touch Review.
  5. Confirm or change your amount and funding source.
  6. Touch 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 a few days. There is a $500 limit per 30 rolling days for card transactions.

Learn how to add money automatically from your bank account and get alerts when your Wallet Balance is low.

Use and withdraw money with the Wallet Card

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.

Transfer money to your bank account

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, but can take up to 10 business days. Your Wallet Balance can't be transferred into a debit card.

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