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Google Play Store Adds UPI as Payment Option for Its Users in India

With Google Play Store v16.3.37, users have begun spotting UPI as an option, teh XDA Developers reported on Sunday

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Google Play Store in India currently supports credit cards, debit cards, net banking and carrier billing via Airtel and Vodafone, Google Play Gift Cards and Google Play Balance, and through other means like Google Rewards. Pixabay

Google Play Store has now added Unified Payments Interface (UPI) as a payment option for its users in India, according to media reports.

Google Play Store in India currently supports credit cards, debit cards, net banking and carrier billing via Airtel and Vodafone, Google Play Gift Cards and Google Play Balance, and through other means like Google Rewards. With Google Play Store v16.3.37, users have begun spotting UPI as an option, teh XDA Developers reported on Sunday.

Since it began operations in 2016, UPI has now been adopted by most apps and services as one of the approved payment methods, which also includes Google’s own digital payment app Google Pay (formerly known as Google Tez).

UPI now has 141 Indian banks on board and users from those banks can reportedly use this mode to purchase apps from the Google Play Store.

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Google Play Store has now added Unified Payments Interface (UPI) as a payment option for its users in India, according to media reports. Pixabay

While using UPI, users need not share their card details directly with Google, and instead can make do with their UPI IDs.

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However, UPI still requires a PIN to complete the transaction but the smaller limits allowed by the service reduces the quantum of abuse, in there is any chance of it, the report added. (IANS)

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Now Google Pay Offers UPI Recharge Option For FASTag Users

FASTag is an electronic toll collection system, operated by the National Highway Authority of India

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According to the company, to recharge their FASTag accounts, users need to open their Google Pay app, look for the FASTag category under the "Bill Payments" section and select the bank that has issued their FASTag. Wikimedia Commons

In a bid to help its users recharge their FASTag accounts faster, Google Pay on Monday announced that it has added a new Unified Payments Interface (UPI) feature that will let them link FASTag accounts to the Google Pay app and recharge and track their payments.

According to the company, to recharge their FASTag accounts, users need to open their Google Pay app, look for the FASTag category under the “Bill Payments” section and select the bank that has issued their FASTag.

“On the next screen, enter your vehicle number and proceed to pay with your bank account. Users can also check their FASTag account balance for FASTags issued by supported banks with the tap of a button,” the company said in a statement.

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In a bid to help its users recharge their FASTag accounts faster, Google Pay on Monday announced that it has added a new Unified Payments Interface (UPI) feature that will let them link FASTag accounts to the Google Pay app and recharge and track their payments. Wikimedia Commons

FASTag is an electronic toll collection system, operated by the National Highway Authority of India.

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It employs Radio Frequency Identification technology for making toll payments directly from the prepaid or savings account linked to it or directly toll owner. (IANS)