At Google Play, we have been committed to giving users safe and convenient ways to pay for their favourite apps and games – while helping developers of all sizes transact with millions of users globally and build successful businesses on the platform.
Over the years, we have invested in our commerce platform to add popular and effective forms of payment around the world to ensure people can pay for apps and in-app content conveniently. Today, Google Play helps consumers transact safely and seamlessly in more than 170 markets. We have also been focused on removing complexities associated with finding and integrating local payments, including access to over 300 local payment methods supported in more than 60 countries.
UPI is one such payment option, introduced on the Play Store in India in 2019. UPI has supercharged the mobile payments framework in India, and on Google Play as well, we have seen UPI-based transactions enable many people to access and enjoy many helpful apps.
Today we’re pleased to extend this convenience to subscription-based purchases by introducing UPI Autopay on Google Play in India. Introduced under UPI 2.0 by NPCI, UPI Autopay helps people make recurring payments using any UPI application that supports the feature.
UPI Autopay makes setting up subscriptions easy. After selecting a subscription plan for purchase, simply tap on the payment method in the cart, select “Pay with UPI”, and then approve the purchase in your supported UPI app.
With this launch, we aim to help many more people access helpful and delightful subscription-based services – while enabling local developers to grow their subscription-based businesses on Google Play.