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Download Google Tez mobile payments app for India

Download Google Tez mobile payments app for India

Tez will enable Indian users link up their phones to their bank accounts to pay for goods securely in physical stores and online as well as allow person-to-person money transfers.

The app also comes in multiple regional languages like Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, and Kannada.

After months of speculation, search engine giant Google on Monday announced its foray into India's burgeoning digital payments market with Tez, its UPI-enabled mobile app.

Tez has already gone live on Google's Play Store, and Apple's App Store on iOS as well. It is powered by Unified Payment Interface (UPI), a payments protocol built by government-backed organisation NPCI. The app, Tez also translates to fast in Hindi.

Customers can also Get Tez Scratch Cards in the app and be eligible to win up to INR 1,000 with each eligible transaction. The app is very user-friendly. The app also allows users to request money in addition to making payments.

On the Tez web portal, Google says that "business owners and shops can also use the Tez app with their individual current account to start accepting digital payments today".

Once you've taken care of security, you need to add your bank account by tapping on the profile button at the top left corner. Here, one thing important is that use the same mobile number for both bank account and the application. Google has teamed up with HDFC Bank, State Bank of India, and ICICI for backend processing of the app. You can pay or receive money from anyone who has the Tez App or any other UPI supported app by simply selecting them from your contacts list or by entering their UPI ID. So, your payments are directly from bank account to bank account.

As far as paying on websites and services with Tez is concerned, we should see more of these services integrate Google's digital payments service going forward. Subscribers just have to make sure that they use the same phone number that is registered on the app and is linked with the bank account. If you win, the rewards will directly go into your bank account. It could charge a fee to some of the above mentioned partners to offer extra features like some promotional offers.

To send the money, you need to tap the Payments section on the home screen.


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