Flash post: how to disable “Send & request money with Gmail”

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Well, I sent an e-mail from Gmail and a weird pop up appeared on the Message editing window.
Now you can send and receive money by GMail because Google Wallet is integrated with Gmail, so you can quickly and securely send money to friends and family directly within Gmail.

I honestly don’t like it..
I don’t like the idea to mix emails and money in this way for security issues. Different could be sending a confirm email after a payment but alike annoying to privacy issues. Ok, I’m not in love with the Online Banking neither but here we’ll talk about the new (new at the time I write this article) Google feature of Send & request money with Gmail. It’s not pre-configured with your credit card details but the new button called additional action is automatically activated on GMail. So, let’s see how to disable it.

How to disable “Send & request money with Gmail”

To disable the “send money” option, following these steps

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Click the Compose button.
  3. Click the $ icon (£ for UK users).
  4. Click the gear icon.
  5. Disable the feature.

The currency icon will continue to show, but the feature will be disabled. To enable the feature again, follow the same steps.

Here down few screenshots of the steps

New action button

New action button

Send money with Google Wallet Pop Up

Send money with Google Wallet Pop Up

Security Options

Security Options

Disable the ability to send money via Gmail

Disable the ability to send money via Gmail

(Source https://support.google.com/mail/answer/3141103?hl=en )

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