Google apparently has a service in the works called Pony Express that will improve the way Gmail users manage the bills flooding into their inboxes, and perhaps even some that currently don't. This news comes through a Re/code report stating that the search giant is working with third-party vendors that print and mail out bills to bring even more of them online. Google will then give users the ability to pay these bills without having to leave Gmail.

Re/code got its hands on a document showing ways users will be able to interact with the service. To sign up, they will provide their names, addresses, and social security numbers to an outside company to verify their identities. Credit card and telephone account numbers may also be required.


In the screenshots provided, Pony Express appears to be its own folder that appears inside Gmail. This would give users a single place to stay on top of everything they owe.


From this location, users can choose to pay a bill directly from this location through a linked back account or debit card.


Pony Express may just be an internal name, so things may not look the same if and when this functionality goes public. The rumored service is expected to start in the fourth quarter of this year.