Some Gmail users on Android can now send and request money just as easy as sharing a file or a photo. Even though this feature has been available on the web, this is the first time it is available on mobile. As expected, sending and receiving is completely free, and you can set it up so that the money is transferred directly to your bank account.

Here comes the ‘but’ part, if you were expecting to use this feature in Nigeria, or Africa:

 

Just like the web version isn’t available in this part of the world (after all these years, if I may add), the mobile version has only been released in the US and there is no possibility of getting it here anytime soon. So, this is the type of news you read as a Nigerian and

 

 

In other related news, there are apps (BBM, KongaPay & others) that offer mobile money solutions in Nigeria, so you might want to check them out.