Google has introduced UPI Autopay as a payment option for subscription-based purchases on Google Play in India. Earlier, users can only have the option of prominent credit and debit cards such as VISA.
The new payment method would help people to make recurring payments using any UPI application that supports it.
‘UPI Autopay makes setting up subscription easy. After selecting a subscritpion plan for purchase, simple tap on the payment method in the cart, select “Pay with UPI”, and then approve the purchase in your supported UPI app,” Google wrote in the blog.
Saurabh Agarwal, Head of Google Play Retail & Payments Activation – India, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand said, “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.”
Google introduced the UPI Payment option in 2019 to expand the options for users to make in-app purchases on Google Play.
Currently, Google Play helps consumers transact safely and seamlessly in more than 170 markets. The platform integrates 300 local payment methods supported in more than 60 countries.