Google made the announcement last night on its commerce blog that it will soon be even easier to spend money as Google Wallet is integrated with Gmail.
‘Google Wallet is now integrated with Gmail, so you can quickly and securely send money to friends and family directly within Gmail — even if they don’t have a Gmail address. It’s free to send money if your bank account is linked to Google Wallet or using your Google Wallet balance, and low fees apply to send money using your linked credit or debit card.’
For the moment the service is limited to those of us with a Google Wallet account who happen to be over eighteen and in the States but a roll out is sure to follow, so long as it gains a decent footing in the U.S.
Similar to the attachment icon we’re so used to seeing, Google will be adding a ‘$’ sign for North American users, making attaching money to an email as easy as entering the amount and clicking send. You can learn more about the process of sending money with Google here.