Gmail users in the UK can now use Google Wallet

It’s been a long time coming but some beady-eyed tech types have noticed that Google Wallet is now available for Gmail users in the UK over 18.

The system means that Google mail users can send and receive money from their desktop and the recipient doesn’t even need to have a Gmail account.

For more details on how the system works and how to sign up and start using the system, find out more here.

As it stands this system really is currently geared for person-to-person payments and use between people who know each other. So at the moment is doesn’t have an apparent ecommerce use in a commercial setting. But that could easily change in future.

If you want to find out more about how the system works, check out this video published in 2013.