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Google Assistant Can Now Help You Transfer Money To Friends

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Want to send money to a friend Or a family member? Now Google Assistant can handle all your money transaction.

Google’s assistant will be able to manage peer-to-peer money transfers using Google Pay on Android and iOS. People will be able to ask the assistant via voice or text for example “Hey Google, request $15 from Sam” or “Hey, Google, send Asher $20 for lunch today”.

The company explained in a blog post that the “Funds sent to Google Assistant can be received by any person in your contacts, even if the recipient doesn’t have Google Pay. People without Google Pay accounts can be guided through the Google Pay account creation process by Google Assistant when they ask to make their first payment. Users with the Google Pay app will receive a notification when a payment is received, a process that only takes a second to transfer”.

In January, Google combined Android Pay and Google Wallet into a single service and called it called Google Pay. The Google Pay app made its debut last month, during the debut the company announced plans to bring the digital payment service to Google Assistant and “all Google products.”

Though payments can be initiated with Google Assistant, the experience is not entirely hands-free, as you must authorize each payment with your smartphone, either with a fingerprint scan or by entering your password.

Google Assistant can send up to $9,999 in a single payment and the transfer capability is available for now only in the US and only in English.

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