Google has now integrated the new chat option in its UPI-based payments app; Tez in order to take on Paytm and WhatsApp.
As per reports, the Internet giant is in the process of rolling out the chat option for all of Tez’s 13.5 Mn active users.
The new option allows users to quickly chat within the app alongside sending and requesting money. Chat icon is said to be placed next to these two actions. Google explains that with chat users will be able to keep track of their payments by sending “simple messages”. Alternatively, you can check all details of your payments under “All Transactions” and “Cash Mode Transactions” in Google Tez.
With WhatsApp testing its Payments feature, Google has an edge with the new Chat option and no limit in transactions like WhatsApp. However, it is not available to everyone right away, but will gradually be available in batches.
Commenting on the launch of this feature, a Google spokesperson said, “We’ve added a feature to Tez that allows you to send simple messages back and forth to your contacts about the payments you make.”