Google Play Store Gets UPI as a Payment Option

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Google on Thursday announced the addition of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) as a new payment option on the Google Play Store for its users in India. Now users are able to pay for apps and in-app-purchases by upi payment option.

Over the next few weeks, UPI would show up as a new payment option on the Play Store in India for purchasing apps, games, and in-app content using your preferred UPI app including BHIM, Google Pay, Paytm, and PhonePe.

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Users would need to link their UPI ID (VPA) in Google Play Store Billing and use their bank account to conveniently make app and in-app purchases. The feature was spotted for some users earlier this week.

“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,” he added.

The addition of UPI as a payment option on the Google Play Store will allow more people to use premium apps, games, and in-app content, while helping developers and creators reach a wider audience for their apps and content.

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