Use Google Assistant to send money to family and friends via Google Pay

Use Google Assistant to send money to family and friends via Google Pay
Google Assistant is a virtual helper that can handle many tasks for users with a simple voice command. Get the latest weather forecast, play streaming music, and turn on or off  your smart appliances with a quick verbal request. There are over 1 million actions that Google Assistant can handle. And today, Google announced that you can use the virtual assistant to send money to family or friends via Google Pay.

Right now, you can ask Google Assistant to make a payment using your iOS or Android powered handset, to someone on your contacts list. In a few months, this feature will be made available to those accessing Google Assistant on the Google Home line of smart speakers. And the best part of this service is that it won't cost you a penny to use.

If you haven't signed up for Google Pay, you will be prompted to do so once you request that Google Assistant make the payment. The recipient of your payment will receive the cash almost instantaneously, even if he/she does not have a Google Pay account. If the recipient does have a Google Pay account, he/she will receive an email, text message or notification of your payment allowing them to "cash out" immediately

source: Google



1. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

That's a really recool feature, but in countries such as mine (Denmark) they haven't really done a good job of actually making any kind of effort to make their payment solution a good option, and it's the same with Apple and their payment solution. None of them has done anything to make sure banks and other firms support it, like they have in the US en masse. Samsung's pay solution is a little better, as it works, even when the service is not supported by the firm/shop, as it can emulate a magnetic card strip, but it's still not a fantastic solution. As a result of this a danish bank actually has a monopoly on the mobile payment solution area in Denmark, as Samsung, Apple and Google all offer an inferior service compared to the bank. Imagine that, a freaking local bank provides a vastly superior product than these massive smartphone corporations. So if these smartphone manufacturers actually want people to use their payment solution, then they should probably try and make it a viable option outside of the US.

4. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

It's easier to get this done in the US because of laxed bamk regulation. I can't imagine how hard it is to operate in a foreign country as a US company. The red tapes must be terrible.

2. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Still hate the fact that Google Pay isn't available in my country.

3. Linn_Drum

Posts: 79; Member since: Mar 21, 2018

Show me the money!!! :-D

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