Google Pay app gets integrated with Gmail, here’s what it means for you
Google is weaving more services into one another to make lives simpler for users in the ecosystem. The latest move comes in the form of weaving Gmail into the Google Pay service. While you already had the option to send and receive money using Google Pay right from the Gmail’s email compose window, which is yet to reach all the users, this new integration makes it easier to access your movie tickets, loyalty cards, boarding passes and more without scrolling through multiple emails and wasting time looking for the right one.
For instance, if you have purchased movie tickets and the tickets reach your Gmail inbox as a confirmation, Google Pay will extract it so next time you don’t have to scroll through emails but simply open the Pay app and access the ticket details.
The introduction screen in the app, as shown by 9to5Google, states that ‘Google Pay can help you find things like coupons and boarding passes sent to your inbox. You won’t get more offers, it will just be easier to use them.’ This is followed by the options ‘Connect to Gmail’ and ‘No thanks.’
It is worth adding that deleting the particular email will delete the information from Google Pay as well. Found by 9to5Google, the feature is said to be disabled by default so one can enable it by navigating through Settings, General and Gmail Imports in the Google Pay app.
This feature is yet to reach all and is not visible for Indian users.
Talking about Google Pay, the platform recently got the ability to let users buy and sell Gold in India. For this, the search giant is partnering with MMTC-PAMP India, the country’s only LBMA accredited gold refinery company. With this users will be able to buy and sell 99.99% 24 karat gold. The prices will be refreshed after every few minutes in the Google Pay app.