Uber users can now pay via Google Pay, earn cashback
Google's dedicated payments platform, Google Pay, has now been integrated with Uber, giving the ride-hailing service's customers an additional payment option to use. The move, which comes from a tie-up between the two giants, not just provides a seamless way to pay for rides but also offers additional cashback. Here are the details.
Using Google Pay on Uber: The Process
To start using Google Pay as a payment option, you'll have to log into your Uber account on mobile or web and access the 'Payment' section (from the top-left corner of the screen on the app). From there, go to 'Add Payment Method' and click on 'Google Pay' to link the UPI ID for your Google Pay account with Uber.
Paying for rides and availing cashback
Once you've added Google Pay, you can use it just like any other Uber payment option. Just don't forget the authentication pin for initiating a transaction from the service. More importantly, Google is also offering cashback up to Rs. 1,000 to those using the new payment option for as many as 10 Uber rides. It will be credited directly into your bank account.
Google Pay's rise in India
In a Paytm dominated Indian market, Google Pay has risen as one of the most successful payment options. The app, which was launched as Tez in September last year, is currently serving over 22 million Indians on a monthly basis as well as 1.2 million small businesses. It enabled more than 750 million transactions within months and then got rebranded as Google Pay.
Google Pay's presence across online stores
Along with Uber, Google Pay already serves as a payment option across major online portals, including Freshmenu, BookMyShow, GoIbibo, and many others. On the offline front, it aims to empower as many as 15,000 retail stores by Diwali.