Soon Google Wallet will send money via text messages

Send cash to anyone in your contact list, no need for email addresses.

Sponsored Links

Andrew Tarantola
December 11th, 2015

A forthcoming update to Google's Wallet app will drastically change how users send and receive money using it. Instead of needing the recipient's email address, the app now only requires a phone number. When sending money this way, the recipient will receive a text message with a secure link. They then simply enter their debit card number to receive the funds, which transfer to their checking account in minutes. That seems a heck of a lot easier than the current method where both parties have to have the app installed on their phones and have a bank account linked to it.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Popular on Engadget