Google Wallet is a fast, free way to send and request money. You can
send money to someone using just their email address or phone number – they
don’t need to have the Wallet app. When you receive money, you can
have it transferred directly to your default payment method so you
never have to cash out. All you need is a Google Account and debit
card to get started.
There are no fees to send or receive money with Google Wallet.
Is the Google Wallet app needed to receive money?
No, you don’t need the app to receive money through Google Wallet.
When you send money to someone that doesn’t have the Wallet app,
they’ll receive a link to the Wallet website where they can easily
get their money. All they’ll need is a Google Account and a bank
account or debit card.
Can I use Google Wallet for my business?
You can use Google Wallet to receive commercial payments if you are
doing business as a sole proprietorship. However, you can’t use
Google Wallet to collect payments if you are a registered corporation
or nonprofit. Learn more.
Does Google Wallet work internationally?
If you're in the US or UK, you can transfer money to people who live in your country. You can't transfer between the US and UK or to people who live in other countries.
How long does it take for money I receive to be available in my bank account?
If a debit card is set as your default payment method, your bank
will likely post the money to your account within minutes. For some
banks, it could take up to 24 hours. If a bank account is set as your
default, your bank may take up to 3 days to post the money.
What if my phone is lost or stolen?
If your phone is ever lost or stolen, you can quickly remove access
to your account on that phone at
How does Google Wallet protect my payment info?
Google Wallet stores your data on secure servers and encrypts your
payment information with industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer)
technology. Your full debit card information is never shown in the
app. You can also protect access to your Wallet app with a
PIN. We recommend locking your phone for
Am I liable for unauthorized transactions made using Google Wallet?