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December 23, 2016

How to buy and email a Google Play Gift Card

by John_A


In need of a last-minute gift? Google’s here to help!

A Google Play Gift card makes a great gift or stocking stuffer for any Android user on your shopping list. You can find gift cards at a number of popular brick and mortar stores, but if you’ve been trying your darnedest to avoid the hustle and bustle of the shopping season, Google has made it incredibly easy to give the gift of Google Play credits via email — right from the Google Play Store App.

This option is only available in the United States, so the rest of the world is stuck with the traditional gift cards. Bah humbug!

How to buy and email a Google Play Gift Card.

Launch the Google Play Store app and tap the Menu bottom by the search bar.
Tap Send Gift.

Select the gift value you wish to send.


In the next window, type the recipient’s email along with an optional greeting.
Tap Continue.

Confirm all the info is correct and then tap Buy.


You may need to enter your Account password to confirm the purchase.
Your gift card will immediately be sent out via email.


You will also be sent a copy of the email with the Google Play gift code. If for whatever reason your recipient can’t find the email with the gift code info, you can forward them your copy and it’ll work just the same.

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