Google announced ‘Send Money in Gmail’ which is a service that enable users send and receive money to anyone straight from their Gmail accounts using the Gmail desktop version.

To send money in Gmail, hover over the attachment paperclip, click the £ icon to attach money to your message, enter the amount you wish to send, and press send. You can also request money in Gmail by hovering over the attachment paperclip and clicking the £ icon to attach the request to a Gmail message.

Users who receive money for the first time are required to set up a Google wallet account where they can link it to their debit cards and bank accounts.

The rest of the world just needs to wait!