Google unveils 'Tez', an UPI-based Digital Payments App for India


The app supports a range of Indian languages such as Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, and Kannada, among others. It has the straightforward interface. Also, Airtel Payments Bank option is present as well in the bank accounts section.

Through this fast UPI based payment application of Google one can send money and receive money directly to the bank accounts. Once a sender puts in the amount and authenticates with a pre-set PIN to confirm whom they're sending money to, a transaction happens in seconds. Then, we can begin our payments app.

Shashi adds: Note that Samsung Pay, despite being powered by Axis Bank, has its own UPI handle called @pingpay.

Tez has exclusively partnered with some popular utility services like RedBus, PVR Cinemas, Domino's Pizza, Dish TV and Jet Airways to boost their acceptance.

Upcoming smartphones from Nokia, Micromax, Lava, Panasonic, and Xolo will come with the Tez app preloaded.

Google has also partnered with mobile manufacturers like Micromax, Nokia, Panasonic, and Lava. It is the feature which the WhatsApp launched recently and on which the Paytm is working. Find us on Facebook too!

Another great feature is "Business Messaging", where customers and businesses can interact to provide more easy services, discounts, and deals. By using the app, the customers can pay for their required offers.

To send the money, you need to tap the Payments section on the home screen. For that, click on Business Messaging.

The company said Tez Shield "helps detect fraud and prevent hacking", aiming to protect every transaction and ensure security.

We all know Android Pay as Google's mobile payments app, but to date, it still only supports 14 countries. Google has introduced an additional PIN layout to protect any unauthorized usage. You can refer the app to your friends and you can get a referral of ₹ 51 rewards for each share and this reward is limited to ₹ 9000 maximum. Or else, there is also a specific QR code for making payments by directly scanning the code.

Google is going big into Asia's mobile payment scene. Here, money does not need to be stored in the app, as the user can transact directly from their bank account.

The application will be launched on iOS and Android platform in the country.

Tez is now exclusive to India, but more Asian countries like Indonesia and the Philippines should follow if the trademarks that Google's recently registered can be trusted.

The company's intention is to extend the reach of Tez as soon as possible.