Google on Thursday announced a new feature where you can ask your Google Assistant to pay your friends back with Google Pay. You can now easily pay back money to your friends and others as well as request cash using voice and Google Pay on Android and iPhone.
For voice control transfer via Google Assistant, you need to set up Google Pay on your Google account. “You can easily send or request money from your contacts for free using the Assistant on Android and iOS phones in the U.S.” This will also be available for voice-activated speakers like Google home in the upcoming months.
As soon as you ask the Assistant to send money to one of your contacts for the first time, Google Pay will prompt you to set up your Account. It is an instantaneous transfer of funds even if the recipient is not a Google Pay account holder. The recipients who have Google Pay set up can instantly cash out, while the other recipients will be prompted to set up Google Pay.
The transaction happens just by saying like, “Hey Google, request $20 from Sam for the show tonight,” or “Hey Google, send Jane $15 for lunch today,” and Google will handle everything. Proper authentication is required via a Google account password or fingerprint scan.
It is a free-to-use feature for Android and iPhone users. Hitherto, Google Pay support will be limited to the United States only; we can hope that it will be available in other regions at some point in the future.