Google Wallet App is a peer-to-peer payments service developed by Google that allows people to send and receive money from a mobile device or desktop computer at no cost to either sender or receiver. When set up, a Google Wallet account must be linked to an existing debit card or bank account in the United States. Google Wallet can be used through the Google Wallet app, Gmail and the Google Wallet Card. The app is available for Android devices running Android 4.0 and above, and for iOS devices running iOS 7.0 and above.Google Wallet also had NFC payment capabilities, until the creation of Android Pay.
Send Money from Anywhere
Google Wallet is a fast, free way to send money through the app, in Gmail, or on the web at wallet.google.com. You can send money to someone using just their email address or phone number — they don’t need to have the Wallet app.
Receive Money directly from any Bank account
Set a default payment method and any money that’s sent to you will be automatically transferred to that account. No need to manually cash out.
Keep track of shared expenses
Whether you’re splitting a bill, buying a group gift, or planning a trip with friends, requesting money with Google Wallet is an easy way to track who still needs to pay you back.
You can also use Google Wallet for occasional commercial transactions, like collecting rent or accepting payments for services. Just make sure you have the commercial payments setting turned on.
All your financial information in Google Wallet is encrypted and stored on Google’s protected servers in secure locations. If needed, you can quickly remove access to your account on any device at myaccount.google.com.
Google Wallet comes with 24/7 fraud monitoring and covers 100% all verified unauthorized transactions.
Click here to file a claim
Frequently asked Questions
Are there any fees ?
There are no fees to send or receive money with Google Wallet.
Is the Google wallet app needed to receive money ?
No, you don’t need the app to receive money through Google Wallet. When you send money to someone that doesn’t have the Wallet app, they’ll receive a link to the Wallet website where they can easily get their money. All they’ll need is a Google Account and a bank account or debit card.
Can I use Google Wallet app for my business ?
You can use Google Wallet to receive commercial payments if you are doing business as a sole proprietorship.
Does Google Wallet work Internationally ?
UK users can send or request money on wallet.google.com and through Gmail. You can’t transfer money between the US and UK at this time.
How long does it take for money I receive to be available in my bank account?
If a debit card is set as the default payment method then the bank will likely post the money to your account within minutes. For some banks, it could take up to 24 hours.
What if my phone is lost or stolen ?
If the phone is ever lost or stolen, you can quickly remove access to the account on that phone at myaccount.google.com.
How does Google Wallet protect my payment info?
Am I liable for unauthorized transactions made using Google Wallet?
Google Wallet Fraud Protection covers 100% of verified unauthorized Google Wallet transactions in the US. Contact us to report an unauthorized Google Wallet transaction.
In addition to Google Wallet Fraud Protection, you may also have certain rights under your agreement with the issuing bank of your debit card. Contact your issuing bank for more information.