When you send money to a phone number, the recipient will get a text message with a secure link. They can simply enter their debit card to claim the money and it will be available in their bank account within minutes.
To start using this feature, look for a new version of the Google Wallet app on Google Play or in the App Store in the next few days.
Keep the feedback coming
We’re thrilled with the great feedback we’ve received on the new Google Wallet app, and we’re working hard to make the experience even better.
In recent weeks, we’ve released a number of updates, including:
- Improved contact suggestions, so you see the people you send money to most often first
- A security feature that lets you lock the Google Wallet app with the tap of a button
- The ability to link a second bank account
We’d love to hear more about what features you want to see in Google Wallet. Share your feedback with us in the app or on our Twitter or Google+ accounts.
The Google Wallet Team