Users will also be able to send money from its voice-activated speaker Google Home in the coming months, the company said in a blog post published yesterday. In the post, Google said:
Starting today, you can ask your Google Assistant to pay your friends back with Google Pay, so you can spend more time having fun and less time dealing with the hassle of paying each other back.
You can easily send or request money from your contacts—for free—using the Assistant on Android and iOS phones in the U.S.
How exactly an ‘IOU’ payment differs from a standard P2P payment, the blog did not mention.
The post comes after Google integrated its two payment services, Google and Android Pay, into one —under the Google Pay banner—in January 2018.