You Can Now Send Money Using Google Assistant

Posted on March 22, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Google with 3 Comments

Google is bringing the ability to send money using Assistant on Android and iOS. Google Assistant users in the United States will now be able to use the Assistant on their phone to send money to their friends, family members, or other contacts on their phones via Google’s payment platform. 

Using Google Pay, users can send money to their contacts from their phones with Assistant just by saying something like “send $5 to Paul”. If you don’t have a Google Pay account, Assistant will prompt you to setup one.

Google Assistant will ask you to verify the payment using your fingerprint or password on the phone, so you don’t have to worry about someone else using Assistant on your phone to send money to themselves. Google says the company will bring the ability to send money using Assistant on its Home smart speakers in the coming months, but it’s not clear how the company will authenticate users when sending payments with voice on the smart speakers as of yet.

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3 responses to “You Can Now Send Money Using Google Assistant”

  1. Bats

    The Google Pay stuff is fun. The actual app is called "Google Pay Send" and it's super easy to do. My brother and I share Netflix account so we both pay $7 each for 4 users/4k capability. I use the Google Pay Send to send him the $7 and set the reminder to do so every month. The fact that I can now say to the Assistant is ever super cooler. I can't wait, when we can all call the Assistant another name.

  2. sj3vans

    Google Home seems very good at telling my voice from anyone else who talks to it. Perhaps it can just use voice recognition for user authentication for smaller purchases and only allow one purchase within a given time frame.

  3. Rickard Eriksson

    So when will people start trolling users of this by shouting out send x$ to common names while out at places with a lot of people?

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