Google Tez adds bill payments feature: Here's how it works

Google Tez now supports bill payments.

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Google Tez has become one of the most used peer-to-peer payment services in India, since its release in September last year. The app crossed 12 million users in short time. Now adding to the growing platform, the company is adding a new bill payment feature.

 
Google Tez adds bill payments feature: Here's how it works

How it works

Back in December, Google announced that it was working on something new for Tez, but now since it's out we have a clear picture of how exactly the new feature will function. To add a new bill, users just have to go to the New Payment tab and tap on Pay your bills option. The app will then provide you with a list of over 80 billers to choose and add your account info and start making payments instantly.

The app will also push notifications as a new bill comes in. To make it further simpler, the app will keep track of your previous payments wherein you can check which bills have been paid already. The bill payments made are categorized by each billed and users can set up bill payments for multiple accounts. Google is also giving away scratch cards where users can win up to Rs 1,000 for each biller they add to Tez during February.

Partners
 

Partners

The payments app now supports over 90 billers, including national and state electricity providers, DTH service providers, gas, and water. Major biller also includes Reliance Energy, BSES, and DishTV. The company will be adding more billers down the road and claims to cover all the states and major metros across the country.

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Origins

Origins

To recall, Tez was launched in September last year. It is the first payments app that has been launched by Google in India. As country's digital payment industry has seen immense growth in past couple of years, even Amazon and Facebook are reportedly planning such payment apps.

Google Tez is a standalone payments app that is available for both iOS and Android. It is powered by UPI, the government-backed NPCI built payment protocol. The app supports regional languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali and Marathi. It will be interesting to see how the users respond to the new feature.

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