- Google is bringing UPI Autopay as a payment method for subscription-based purchases made via Google Play Store.
- The company is making it easier for users to purchase on Google Play by integrating local payment methods.
- Play Store allows users to transact safely and seamlessly in over 170 markets.
Google introduced UPI as a payment option on Play Store in India in 2019. Now, the company has announced that it is bringing the UPI Autopay feature as a payment method for subscription-based purchases made via Google Play Store in the country. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) introduced UPI Autopay under UPI 2.0 to let users pay for recurring payments using any UPI app that supports the feature.
“We are always looking at adding popular and effective forms of payment around the world to ensure people can pay for apps and in-app content conveniently. With the introduction of UPI Autopay on the platform, we aim to extend the convenience of UPI to subscription-based purchases, helping many more people access helpful and delightful services – while enabling local developers to grow their subscription-based businesses on Google Play,” said Saurabh Agarwal, Head of Google Play Retail & Payments Activation – India, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand.
Setting up UPI Autopay on Google Play Store is easy. After selecting a subscription plan for purchase, users need to touch the payment method and select ‘Pay with UPI.’ Lastly, approve the recurring subscription on the supported UPI app.
According to Google, Play Store allows users to transact safely and seamlessly in over 170 markets. Further, the company is making it easier for users to purchase on Google Play by integrating local payment methods. It currently supports more than 300 local payment methods in over 60 countries.
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