Payments through Google Pay can get easier in the future. Google is reportedly planning to roll out NFC-enabled UPI payments in India. As spotted by Android Police, the tech giant created a support page that explains how NFC Payments work with Google Pay.
Near field communication or NFC technology enable contactless payments. With the NFC integrated in Google Pay AppUsers can no longer scan a QR code and manually enter a UPI ID to conduct digital transactions.
You can simply tap the phone on the payment terminal to make a payment. Currently, only the Pine Lab terminals support NFC payments in India.
The Google support page also states that NFC payments will not work if a device is rooted, is running a custom ROM, or a user has changed the factory software. The service won’t work on such devices for security reasons, the company says.
In the meantime, Google has announced an update to its guidelines and the way in which apps must be presented in the Play Store so that developers can ensure that their “apps and games are suitable for recommendations on all surfaces of Google Play”. The tech giant has ordered developers to limit app title lengths to 30 characters, prohibit keywords that imply memory performance, advertising the icon, title and developer name, and end graphical elements that users can use in the App icon can mislead.