Meet Tez: Google Launches UPI Powered Payment App in India

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Google Launches Tez

Before its official launch on 18th September i.e., today, Google unveiled the new payment app called Tez available for download now on Android and iOS Smartphones. Cashing in on the increasing digital economy users, Google has also decided to claim its share with the latest exclusive app for India.

Tez, a Hindi language word for “fast” in English aims to make the digital payments as fast and easy as it is with cash payments. With currently support from 55 major leading banks of the country and UPI as the backing power, Tez may hold the power to appeal to millions of users overnight.

Apart from having the Google branding, Tez app has many other features that make it different from other competitors like Paytm, BHIM or PhonePe. Let’s first talk how this app is gaining momentum in various regions of India.

Multi-Language Support in Tez

Tez supports English and seven other regional languages from India that include Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. This means now sending money is even easier to understand and use.

The other selling point of this payment app from Google is its exclusivity for Indian Market.

Three Methods to Make Payments with Tez

With Tez, you have three methods to make payments anywhere. First, use UPI ID given by the govt. In Second method, simply scan the QR code at the merchant and make the payment. This method is quite similar to the one you use in Paytm.

The third method is also quite simple. Just enter the phone number and send the money directly to the merchant’s bank.

However, with Google you always expect more.

And you get more as well!

Cash Mode in Tez

Another noteworthy feature from Google’s payment app is the Cash Mode feature. Calling it “as easy as making payments through cash”, this feature uses a proximity sensor and audio feature to enable payments for people using Tez nearby.

This also means you won’t have to share any personal details like your bank account or phone number and easily send money to people in your proximity.

24/7 Tez Shield: 3 Layers of Protection

Enabling 3 strong layers of protection from your bank, UPI and Tez Shield, you can be rest assured that all the transactions are safe and secure. Tez Shield works 24/7 to protect you from fraud and malicious hackers.

“The chaiwala nearby, your milk delivery service or even your favorite salon can now accept payments on the spot with Cash Mode. Pay instantly and get quick payment confirmation all while keeping your personal and bank details private.”

Payments Made Simpler

If you’ve ever used any payment app like Bhim or PhonePe in India, you’ll know that sometimes making payments can be quite a complex process at times and for people who are not so much adapt with technology and the UI of such apps.

Google has always favored a chic, classy and easy to understand user interface that appeals to the masses. With Tez from Google, you’ll feel at ease.

It has a clean UI and a chat like interface that makes you feel right at home when sending or receiving money.

It’s just that easy.

“Send money home to your family, split a dinner bill with friends, or pay the neighbourhood chaiwala. Make all payments big or small, directly from your bank account with Tez, Google’s new digital payment app for India.”

Pay Online Instantly

Google has taken this ride and added big organizations like PVRCinemas, Redbus, Jet Airways, Domino’s, Dish TV and more as passengers in this new venture starting out with India and slowly planning to spread to more developing countries in the tow.

Benefit from Tez Scratch Cards

Make any transactions and stand a chance to win upto ₹1000 per transaction. For attracting more customers, Tez also launched a Lucky Sunday event where you can win upto ₹ 1 Lacs. So, try your luck today with Google and maybe you’ll be owner of the delightful surprises as Google likes to call it.

Share and earn upto ₹9000

As an introductory offer, Google is offering you a referral scheme to invite your friends. You’ll both get ₹51 and in this manner you can earn a maximum of ₹9000.

Google has entered the market of digital payment interface in Asia today. As of now thousands of people have downloaded and reviewed the app. While we found it alright to use, it still has a long way to go. There are still a few bugs that need to be checked.

So if you’re not afraid of rare crashes and love Google, download the app and let us know how you found it in the comment section below.

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