You can now send and request money with Google Assistant

25 March, 2018, 01:04 | Author: Bridget Leonard
  • The new project is currently still in beta testing. Source 9 to 5 Google

Upon hearing news of Google Pay's new voice-activated feature, some Android users have voiced concern regarding the potential for fraud.

Files Go app users can also remove photos and videos that have been backed up in Google Photos.

If you're a Google fan, you've probably used the company's Google Assistant app at least once or twice in the past. With this latest update to the Google Assistant, it does appear this premonition is starting to come true.

A string of startups have made the foray into the mainstream as an attempt to challenge Google's online dominance by using digital blockchain ledgers. Google makes it clear that transferring money is free; however, that most likely only applies to transactions using a bank account, as most transfers in apps like Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, etc., charge a small fee for the use of credit cards.

From today users can now ask their Google Assistant to either send or request funds from their contacts.


Google on Thursday announced a new Google Assistant feature: the ability to transfer money to your friends as well as request cash using voice and Google Pay.

If the recipient does not have Google Pay, they will receive a message tell them how to do so to receive your money. First announced a year ago, this feature works on Android or iOS and integrates with the recently rebranded Google Pay.

Greg Sterling is a Contributing Editor at Search Engine Land. The new functionality is aimed at further reducing the headache involved in settling IOUs in an increasingly cashless environment, not to mention encouraging more Google Pay users.

Companies use the blockchain based technologies to securely record transactions and process data over the internet. The technology is probably already developed for Google to take control of your personal finances, but by drip-feeding features into your life the idea of Google taking control of your personal finances is not as intrusive.

So, how does the new voice-controlled Google Pay work? Later we realize that we owe someone's money or someone owes our and requesting money from someone regularly makes us feel a little embarrassing.

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