Square Cash now lets you pay nearby friends over Bluetooth

Square Cash for iPhone and Android now lets you send money to nearby friends over Bluetooth Low Energy. Assuming you and a friend have Bluetooth turned on, nearby people now show up inside Square Cash’s Send / Request money screen. According to the company, being able to pay friends sitting at your dinner table — without adding all their emails — was a top request.

Square Cash began as a tool to pay friends over email, but quickly expanded by adding its own mobile app, and even letting you send money via text. It’s worth noting that Square Cash doesn’t actually send money over email, Bluetooth, or text — it’s only signaling your intent to send it. In reality, the app works much like Venmo and other services, but with a simpler…

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