Sengupta also revealed that there have been more than 140 crore transactions since the launch of the Google Tej application. According to NPCI data, Sengupta said that during the October-November period, Bhim UPI was used for 70 per cent of Tej’s transactions. Sengupta further revealed that 5.25 lakh traders are using it faster than before. Small businesses are using Tejas to pay suppliers and send money to employees.
At the Google event, Sengupta also announced a new feature for paying bills through Google Tej. From Tuesday, the Quick app will now help pay bills to Tata Pav, Airtel, ICT, DishTV, DoCoMo and other utility providers. Its seven applications will also display all the unpaid bills of a biller. Tejar supports more than 70 billers at launch. These include national and state electricity suppliers, gas and water and DTH recharges. This feature will be released to all users in phases over the next few weeks. Users will be notified when they receive an update to an existing application on a device.
Sengupta said bill payment is a key feature. And the company will continue to improve in the coming weeks. He also announced a new feature ‘Sparks’.
Several updates are planned in 2018 for Google Speed. In addition to these, many ‘big feature’ traders are also expected to come.