Fell in love with Google Tez | Google’s native UPI Payment App | Making Payments Simpler and Faster

Google has launched it’s very own UPI Payments app enabling payments faster and simpler. It has been named as Tez. Tez gets translated to ‘fast’ in English which it is in actual. Payment through Tez is superfast and secured by Tez Shield. The Tez Shield works 24/7 to help detect fraud, prevent hacking, and verify your identity. Each transaction is secured with your UPI PIN and the app is secured with a Google PIN or your screen lock method such as fingerprint. Plus it lets you send Rs1 lakh per day, with a maximum limit of 20 transactions per day.

Tez on Google Play

Tez works with all major Indian banks and the vast majority of smartphones — so you can pay or get paid by almost anyone. And with language support for English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu, sending money is easy to understand.

Quick tips to get started with Tez

It’s fast and easy to get started with Tez. You will be sending money to friends and family in no time. Whether you’re sending money across the country to your sister or nearby to pay the paanwalla, it’s just 4 steps to get started:

  1. Download the Tez app from the Google Play Store or Apple Store for iPhones.
  2. Enter your phone number and we’ll verify your number with an SMS
  3. Verify your account
  4. Set a secure PIN to keep your account secure
  5. You’re done!

Adding your bank account to Tez

To start sending money with Tez and paying nearby, you’ll need to add a bank account:

  1. Open and unlock the Tez app
  2. Tap on “+ Add account” in the top left corner next to your picture
  3. Choose your bank
  4. Your bank will verify your number with an SMS
  5. Enter the last 8 digits of your debit card and the expiration date for security
  6. Enter your UPI pin (if you have one already) or create one if this is your first time using a UPI app
  7. You’re ready to send money with Tez!

Pay people nearby with Cash Mode

Use Cash Mode to securely send money to people nearby without sharing private details like your phone number. Just like cash, but without the hassle.

To send or receive money with Cash Mode, make sure the other person is nearby and follow these steps:

  1. Both of you should open and unlock the Tez app
  2. The person paying should slide up to “pay”
  3. The person requesting should slide down to “request”
  4. Confirm that the person at the bottom is who you want to pay nearby and select them.
  5. Enter the amount and description
  6. Enter your UPI PIN
  7. You’re done!

Send and receive money across India

Send money with Tez:

  1. Open and unlock the Tez app
  2. Select a friend at the bottom of your screen or click to add a friend
  3. Click “pay” to send money money
  4. Enter the amount and description
  5. Enter your UPI PIN
  6. You’re done!

Use offers and rewards

You can play games to get special offers, including cash rewards, when you use Tez.

How to get rewards

Play Tez Scratch Cards

When you send money to or receive money from another person using Tez, you can earn up to 10 rewards per week to receive cash prizes. To earn all 10 rewards, you’ll need to make transactions of Rs 50 or more with 10 different people who use Tez.

To play:

  1. If you haven’t already done so, add your bank account to Tez.
  2. Use Tez to send money to or receive money from someone else. You’ll get a Tez Scratch Card in your Rewards section.
  3. Tap the reward > Play Now.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to find out if you won a cash prize.

If you win, the money will be deposited into your bank account within 48 hours.

Play Lucky Sundays Draw

You can win a one-time prize of 1 lakh for participating in Tez Lucky Sundays.

To participate:

  1. If you haven’t already done so, add your bank account to Tez.
  2. Use Tez to send Rs 50 or more to another Tez user. You’ll get a Lucky Lakh entry card in your Rewards section.
  3. On the entry card, tap Play Now.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to find out if you won a prize.
  5. If you win, tap Claim Now and enter your Permanent Account Number (PAN) for tax withholding purposes. Tez will pay the taxes, so that you can keep the full 1 lakh.

Your prize money will be deposited into your bank account within 48 hours.

View your prizes

To see your prize history:

  1. Open Tez .
  2. From the bottom of the screen, swipe up.
  3. Tap Rewards.
  4. Scroll to the bottom to see your reward history.

See offer rules

To view the rules of offers on Tez, read terms and conditions. Your eligibility will be subject to the Combined Tez Terms including the Tez Contest Rules.

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For business owners and merchants

Business owners and shops can use the Tez app with their individual current account to start accepting digital payments today. Payment goes directly to your bank account — all with no fees. We are working to support shopkeepers with other types of current accounts soon.

If you sell online, check out Tez for Business.

Merchants with individual current accounts can receive up to ₹50,000 per month with UPI with no fees. After that, your bank may charge fees or impose additional requirements.

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Written by Ankur Shrivastava

Twitter @ankshva | Ankur Shrivastava is a Tech enthusiast, a Digital Marketer and a Finance Geek with an experience in SEO and Affiliate Marketing. He writes primarily about digital startups, digital marketing, WordPress, and B2B topics. Being a Finance geek, he also writes about Financial Fixes.

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