How to Request Money on Google Pay: Request or Pay a Request

Google Pay is an essential app for making payments and sending money. Although primarily known as a payment system and digital wallet, this app does more than that. You can request money from friends or pay the amount they requested. Learn means and methods on how to request money on Google Pay in this article.

More Than Just a Payment System

Google Pay has been introduced as a payment system and an alternative to the traditional paying through cash or card. With just this app, you can now make payments in-store and online through your smartphone. No need for a wallet or a physical card. Just your phone and the app (provided that you’ve connected your card to the app). Learn more on how to use this app here.

The app has other exciting features that you’ll benefit from. One of these is that you can request payment or pay a request. This comes handy if you want to remind a friend to pay you money he or she owes you, or the other way around. It’s very convenient and hassle-free. All it takes are just taps and clicks. Below are the steps and methods you can follow to learn how to request money on Google Pay.

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Method 1: Request Money on Google Pay

You can request money through your Android device or your computer. There are slight differences as to the manner of making the request. But regardless of where you make the request, you are limited to up to 20 requests only within 30 days. If you reached the 20-request limit, you’ll get this notification: “too many requests.” Take note, however, that you can request the same amount from as many as 5 people at once.

Request money all in one go

If you’re requesting money from Android smartphone or device, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the app (Google Pay).
  2. Tap Send, which can be found on the bottom right.
  3. Tap +Send or request. Again, this is found at the bottom.
  4. Choose the contact or contacts you’re requesting money from.
  5. Enter the amount you’re requesting. Then tap Request.
Split transaction

When you make a request through your Android device, you can also opt to split a charge between several people. Here’s how you can split a charge:

  1. Open the app (Google Pay).
  2. Tap Send, which can be found on the bottom right.
  3. Tap +Send or request. Again, this is found at the bottom.
  4. Tap Create a group request and then choose contacts.
  5. Enter the amount and make the request.

Before you can make the request, you need to have Google Pay app on your Android device. Download it below.

Now you can also make the request through your computer. No need to have the app. You can do the transaction through the website and follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Click Send or request money, which can be found on the left.
  3. Then click Request money.
  4. Click $0, and then enter the amount you’re requesting.
  5. Enter the following information: recipient’s name, phone number and/or email address. You can add a memo as an option.
  6. Click Request.

Method 2: Cancel a Request or Send Reminder

If you’ve reached the 20-request limit or if you want to cancel the request, you can do it through your Android device (using the app) or computer (through the website).

Here’s how to cancel a request on Android:

  1. Open the app (Google Pay).
  2. Tap Menu and go to Activity.
  3. Choose a transaction and click Cancel request.

For cancelling requesting on your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Click Activity found on the left.
  3. Click a transaction and choose cancel request.

Note: In both Android and computer, you can also send a reminder with regards to the request you’ve made. To do this, just follow the steps of cancelling request, but on the last step, choose send reminder instead.

Method 3: Pay a Money Request

Pay a request through Android or computer

When someone sent you a request to send or pay money, you’ll get a notification from Google Pay or a link in your email. Click on this notification or link and you’ll be directed to pay the money request.

However, you can also follow these steps if you want to pay a money request on Google Pay (either on the app or website).

  1. Visit the app (Google Pay).
  2. Go to activity and fine the request.
  3. Tap the Pay button.
  4. Make sure that the payment method and amount are correct.
  5. Confirm and send.

If you’re on the computer, go the website and then do the following:

  1. Click Activity and find the request.
  2. Click Pay now.

Easy Way to Make a Request and Pay

Google Pay is designed to make transactions easier, from making payments, shopping online, sending money, claiming money, to making a request. Now that you’ve learned the easy ways on how to request money on Google Pay, hopefully, things will run smoothly on your end while using the app.

If you have other questions regarding Google Pay, feel free to write a comment below.

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