Google Play Store Adds UPI, Cash Payments Suppo...

Google Play Store Adds UPI, Cash Payments Support Coming to India Soon

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Google Play Store Adds UPI, Cash Payments Support Coming to India Soon:

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Google has revealed that it will soon be adding support for Unified Payments Interface (UPI) as a new payment method in Google Play for the Indian users. The company has also announced that it is adding cash as payment method for Google Play balance top-ups and will soon be bringing it for in-app purchases as well. There is no word on when the cash payment method will be available for other transactions in the Google Play store, including new app purchases.

At the ongoing Google I/O 2019 developer conference, Google stated that the Google Play users in India will soon have a new payment method to choose from. The company is working to allow Android users in the country to pay for apps using UPI, a payments framework developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

“In India, we are in the process of rolling out Unified Payments Interface, one of the most popular digital payments platforms in India,” said Google’s Larry Yang.

Google didn’t offer an exact timeline of when we can expect to see UPI support in Google Play, but it shouldn’t take long. The company will most likely integrate Google Pay (Tez) in the Play Store.

Another interesting titbit that Google dropped at the developer conference was support for cash for select Google Play transactions. The company revealed that Google Play users in Japan and Mexico can now use cash to top up their Google Play balance by going to a convenience store. The Mountain View, California-based company is also expanding the support for cash for in-app purchases.