Google has rolled out a new cloud-side update to Google Contacts that links it with Google Pay Send, allowing you to send funds to a contact directly from within the app. The feature appears to have a limited rollout at this point so don’t be too surprised if you don’t see the link yet.
If you do have it, you will know when you go to Google Contacts and open up a contact’s information page. There on the menu bar just below their picture, you will find a “$” icon with “Send” under it. Tapping it will prompt you for the email address to send the fund to then finally a Google Pay Send page to input the amount.
If this feature does indeed make it out in a broad rollout, it could be a handy feature. You could simply open up the Contacts app, an app most of us have on their Home page, instead of having to use the Google Pay Send app which often is not. Further, keep in mind that Google Pay Send will eventually be folded into the Google Pay app so this could be laying foundation for that deeper integration once the Pay apps are merged.
If you got this new feature in Contacts, give it a try and see what you think. As for the rest of us, it is just wait and see if we get it.