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Uber now allows payments through Google Pay for rides

The new integration of Google Pay in the Uber App has made the payment method more flexible

Google has recently tied up Uber and brought in Google Pay as one of the payment methods to seamlessly continue the journey. As an introductory offer, users can also avail up to ₹1,000 cashback when they would use Google Pay for 10 Uber rides.

The new move has expanded Google Pay, the mobile payments platform that got an overhaul from Google Tez to Google Pay last month. This also makes the competition tougher for rival Paytm, which Uber had tied up with to provide users a payment option for Uber rides in the country.

Google for India, 2018

At the 2018 edition of the Google for India event last month, the company announced how more than 22 million people in India are already using Google Pay monthly. And, over 1.2 million small businesses in India are using it to enable mobile payments.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • You can add Google Pay as a payment option for your Uber rides
  • Uber app for Android devices has added the integration
  • Over 22 million people in India are using Google Pay every month

To start using Google Pay for your Uber rides, the user needs to add Google Pay as a payment method on the Uber app. After landing on the Payment section after tapping the hamburger icon from the top-left corner of the screen and then press the Add Payment Method option. Now, tap the Google Pay option and then enter whatever the users’ Google Pay UPI ID.

Expansion and Integration of the G Pay

Another point, Google Pay as the new payment method currently is available only on the Uber app for Android devices. Google hasn’t revealed any plans around the expansion of the Google Pay integration to other platforms, including iOS.

Google Tez was originally launched in India during September last year, the original brand of Google Pay in India, Google has allowed a total of 750 million transactions to happen via its platform.

Helping BHIM UPI expand and come in use

The company also claimed that monthly BHIM UPI transactions have grown 14x since the launch of Google Tez. A great range of online services such as FreshMenu, redBus, BookMyshow, and Goibibo are also offering Google Pay as a payment method.

Similarly, in the month of February, Google integrated support for utility bills. Xiaomi also tied up with Google. This brought Google Tez as a source of payment platform for buying products through the Mi.com site and Mi Store app.

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Ashutosh Kumar

Hi, I am Ashutosh Kumar. Graduate in Journalism. Field of expertise is technology, automobile & lifestyle.

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