Google rolled out a complete visual redesign of the Play Store for all the users recently. Now, Google has added a new Unified Payment Interface(UPI) payment method in the Play Store to make it even easier for people to pay for apps and in-app content. This will exist alongside the existing payment methods like NetBanking, Credit/Debit Card, Carrier billing, and Play Balance.
UPI is being used by many people in India for the convenience and the flexibility it offers. Now, with the new UPI payment option in the Google Play Store, users can purchase apps, games, movies, books, in-app content etc easily. Users will be able to pay using their preferred UPI app including BHIM, Google Pay, Paytm and PhonePe. Also, Google says that users across the country are now choosing UPI for everything from utility bill payments, mobile recharges, in-store transactions and much more.
How to make payments using UPI in Google Play Store
- Open Google Play Store
- Navigate to ‘Payment methods’ present in the hamburger menu
- Select ‘Add bank account with BHIM UPI ID’
- Enter your UPI ID and click ‘Add’
- UPI will be added as a payment method and can be used for purchases in the Play Store
UPI payment option is being rolled out gradually to all users and it might take time to show up on your device.
Commenting on this, Google said in a blog post:
Indian app developers are already building successful businesses on the Google Play Store, offering a range of great apps across categories, and we are committed to helping them grow. One way to make this happen is to make it even easier for people to pay for apps and in-app content, which is why we are pleased to add Unified Payment Interface (UPI) as a new payment method to the existing roster of credit or debit card, net banking, direct carrier billing, and gift cards options.