Google’s digital payment app – Tez – which was launched in India on September 18, has been downloaded five million times from Google Play. Within 24 hours of Tez being launched, Google saw nearly 1.8 crore gross merchandise volume (GMV) done with over four lakh active users.
Built on the Indian government developed Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Tez allows users, free of charge, to make small or big payments straight from their bank accounts.
According to the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), the number of transactions on UPI has crossed three crores in September.
Tez app works in partnership with four Banks – Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and State Bank of India – to facilitate the processing of payments across over 50 UPI-enabled banks.
The app was built for India, working on the vast majority of the country’s smartphones and is available in English and seven Indian languages – Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu.