UPI or the United Payments Interface is one of the commonly used payments platform in India. It allows users to transfer small sums from the connected bank accounts to family, friends and vendors. Now users can also use UPI to make purchases in the Google Play Store.

Google Play Store currently accepts credit cards, debit cards, carrier billing via Airtel and Vodafone, Google Play Gift Cards and Google Play balance as payments option. But now users will get an additional option to make payments for e-books and app in the Play Store using BHIM UPI, XDA Developers reported. The option appears under the carrier billing option as ‘Add bank account with BHIM UPI ID’ in the Google Play Store app.

The new feature as per the report is available on the Google Play Store version 16.3.37 of the app and it is not available to all users yet. We were unable to verify this functionality. As of now, Play Store version 16.3.36 is latest version of Google’s Play Store available on Android smartphones and the company is offering no updates to the app yet. So, it is possible that the tech giant is rolling out the functionality in a phased manner and users will get to see UPI as the payments option in the coming days.Read More..