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This article was published on October 29, 2014

Google Wallet now lets you add money through recurring bank transfers, send low balance alerts

Google Wallet now lets you add money through recurring bank transfers, send low balance alerts
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In a blog post today, Google announced it was introducing some new features for its Google Wallet apps.

The main change is the ability to add money to your Wallet through recurring bank transfers, ensuring you always have some money in your account. You can choose from weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly options, and you can cancel the transactions at any time.

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Additionally, you can new set up low balance alerts to keep track of your funds.

Google has been quickly expanding the capabilities of Wallet recently. What first started as a simple mobile payment tool is now approximating established rivals like PayPal in functionality.

The company also made it a point to note that your Wallet transactions are 100 percent covered by the company’s fraud protection system, surely in reaction to claims that Apple Pay is safer, as well as general concerns over vulnerabilities in mobile payment systems.

You will be can download the updated version of the app in the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store as it rolls out this week.

New Ways to Add Money to Wallet [Google Commerce Blog]