In Delhi, According to Tuesday’s media reports, Google is actively developing a “Soundbox” for the Indian market that will play a sound to notify users when a digital payment has been made, much like Paytm or PhonePe.
According to TechCrunch, the search engine giant is testing a soundbox of its own in the nation to inform sellers when payments using the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) have been confirmed.
The business is currently distributing them as part of a pilot program with some shopkeepers in north India, including Delhi, under the brand name “Soundpod by Google Pay.”
ToneTag, a company backed by Amazon, is producing the Soundpods, according to the report.
“We are experimenting with several different solutions to make digital payments more convenient and intuitive for users and merchants,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement to IANS.
The phrase “Soundpod by Google Pay” is displayed along with a QR code for a business that has a Google Pay for business account.
Users can scan the code using any UPI-compatible app to make a payment.
As a result of a record-breaking 7.82 billion transactions in December that totaled Rs 12.82 trillion, the UPI ended 2022 on a high note.
The volume of transactions in December increased by 7.12% over November, based on data from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).