Google app Tez is not so ‘tez’, faces issues on first day of launch

Google app Tez is not so ‘tez’

Technology giant Google’s payment app ‘Tez’ which was launched in India on Monday faced(more than two, but not a lot of) issues on the first day of its launch. The app which was rated 3.2 by users on its review page, had problems like login issues and (checking for truth/proving true)phone numbers. Users also claimed that they couldn’t link their bank accounts with the app.

The payment app will use NPCI’s (National Payments Corporation of India) Unified Payments Interface (UPI), allowing users to make payments, and send or receive money. The app is currently available only on Google Play Store and iOS App Store.

The UPI platform allows Tez users to make payments directly from one bank account to another across 55 banks.

Under the app’s ‘upcoming features’ are payments through debit and credit cards, and reminders for recurring bills such as DTH. Contemporaries include the BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) app as well as Flipkart’s payment service PhonePe.

The app, built specifically for India, requires users to have an Indian bank account, and local phone number. The app offers language support for English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu.

Speaking at the event, Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Next Billion Users, was reported to have said,…


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