Google is expanding its payment options for the Google Play Store in India to make it more useful for regional users. The firm s adding support for UPI, India’s Unified Payment Interface to the Google Play Store. This will allow users to pay for purchases and rentals with the most widely adopted digital payments system in the country.
“Users across the country are now choosing UPI for everything from utility bill payments, mobile recharges, in-store transactions and much more, and we’re pleased to bring its convenience to millions of users on Google Play,” Google said this week. “Over the next few weeks on the Play Store in India, UPI will show up as a new payment option for purchasing apps, games, and in-app content using your preferred UPI app including BHIM, Google Pay, Paytm and PhonePe. Simply link your UPI ID (VPA or Virtual Payment Address) in Google Play Store Billing, and use your bank account to conveniently make app and in-app purchases.”
Google is rolling out UPI to Indian users in the coming weeks. If you don’t have it yet, you’ll see it once the firm flips the switch.