Now You Can Pay For Your Uber Ride Using UPI

Uber integrates UPI as a payment method on its mobile app.

Uber riders now have another way to make payments for their trips – Unified Payments Interface, or UPI.

The technology company has integrated UPI, a product of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), into its list of payment modes, reported Abhishek Baxi for Android Authority.

Uber users can add UPI as a payment mode on the mobile app under the ‘Payment’ section. You will be asked to enter your Virtual Payment Address (VPA) and make a one-rupee transaction (which will be reimbursed right after) via UPI to complete the process.

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UPI eliminates the hassle of having to enter the recipient’s bank account number and IFSC code and add them to a ‘beneficiary’ list in order to send money. In its place, the interface allows users to enter a Virtual Payment Address, linked directly to the beneficiary bank account, allowing instant transfer of money.

This is a significant leg-up for UPI, even as other technology companies like Google and Facebook speak to NPCI to enable UPI-enabled payment on their platforms.

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