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Payment made easy! Here’s how to use Google Pay Hinglish feature

With the Google Pay Hinglish feature, users will be able to read Hindi in Roman script on Google Pay.

Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 13:52 IST
Here is a step-by-step guide to enabling Hinglish feature on Google Pay. (HT Tech)
Here is a step-by-step guide to enabling Hinglish feature on Google Pay. (HT Tech)

India has witnessed a massive upsurge in digital payments in recent years, especially on the back of the pandemic which ushered in seminal changes to all aspects of life - be it in the way we work, the way we travel and, indeed, the way we pay. In a time when health safety norms required us to be confined to our homes, India’s strides in making digital payments simple and universally accessible proved to be the engine that kept humming, regardless of where people were. This has been extremely helpful for users and merchants alike.

The latest India Digital Payments Report by Worldline indicates how both the volume and value of UPI transactions have almost doubled since last year, recording around a 99% increase in volume and over a 90% increase in value compared to Q1 2021. According to NPCI, the UPI transactions remained above INR 10 trillion in June for the second month in a row. UPI-led payments have made life simpler for users including merchants across the country and this phenomenon is not just limited to metros, but also to people living in tier 2 and tier 3 towns and cities.

Fintech companies are looking at new and innovative ways to make digital payments simpler for all kinds of users. These innovations are not restricted to enabling the instant transfer of money, coming up with daily use features like offering the option of splitting bills among friends, but also making the offerings relevant locally. For instance, Indians are naturally bilingual. Their daily conversations are a mix of Hindi and English - popularly known as Hinglish. Today, 350 million Indians are communicating in Hinglish. To facilitate this process, Google Pay recently introduced Hinglish into its app. Google Pay

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The preference for using the Hinglish language is primarily because the users find texting more convenient.

About the Hinglish feature on Google Pay

The Hinglish feature is available on both Android and iOS phones. With this feature, the users will be able to read Hindi in Roman script on Google Pay. The introduction of this feature means communicating in Hinglish, displayed in Roman script, at the tap of a button, making the payment process more familiar and comfortable for many. With this addition, Google Pay now supports nine languages including English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu and Tamil. The addition of the Hinglish feature was first announced by Google in November last year at its Google for India 2021 event.

A step-by-step guide to enabling Hinglish language on Google Pay:

Follow these simple steps:

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Step 1:

Open the GPay app on your android and iOS device.

Step 2:

From the app’s home screen, click on the profile option, which is located in the top right corner of the app.

Step 3:

Now a list of options will appear on the screen from which you will have to go to the "Settings" menu.

Step 4:

From the next set of options click on the “Personal Info” tab and select the “Language” option.

Step 5:

Now you will be able to change your language preference to “Hinglish” and save the changes.

Step 6:

You will be able to view the updated language changes by returning to the app's home screen.

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First Published Date: 22 Aug, 13:52 IST