Soon You'll Be Able To Send Money Using Google Assistant

Posted May 26, 2017

Google says Android Pay will be making its way to new markets soon, including Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain and Taiwan.

As for the payments with Google Assistant, you will soon be able to send money to a friend by just saying "Ok Google".

All users have to do is activate Google Assistant and then ask it to send money, tell it the amount, and who to send it to, and that's it.

Move over, Siri. Google Assistant is coming to the iPhone. So the fact that the computers can understand images and videos has profound implications for Google's core mission.

If you've got a device that's enrolled in the Android O Beta Program, you can check for this update by going into Settings System System updates. Meaning that, even though your Android phone already comes with some apps out of the box courtesy of OS developer Google, you can expand upon that collection by simply entering the Play Store. One thing Google didn't mention on stage but did post on its support page is the ability to easily restrict applications from being installed on devices that didn't meet SafetyNet's standards.

The push marks another step toward infusing nearly all of Google's products with some semblance of artificial intelligence - the concept of writing software that enables computers to gradually learn to think more like humans.

A new service called Google Lens will give Assistant a new power. The blobs, as they came to be called, are seen on all Google platforms, including Gmail, Google+ and during Google Hangouts.

We have audio explaining these new developments directly from Wednesday's Google I/O keynote, featuring Google CEO Sundar Pichai, along with Scott Huffman and Rishi Chandra.

Google is also adding a feature to Photos to create soft-cover and hard-cover albums of pictures at prices beginning at $9.99.