As part of its Google for India 2021 goal, Google today introduced a slew of India-specific features. Google Pay, for example, is getting a slew of new capabilities to help digitize the economy. A ‘Hinglish’ language option, a combination of Hindi and English, will be added to the digital payments app soon. The additional language will be added to the existing Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telegu options. The startup also intends to improve the app’s intelligence by introducing “speak to text,” which would allow users to pay directly into another user’s bank account via voice input.
Google Pay’s upcoming features for India:
Users can speak account numbers into the app in Hindi or English to enter the account number, which is then confirmed with the sender before the payment is initiated. Bill Split is another important feature it announced, which allows customers to split and settle shared bills.
The addition of the new language choice, according to the firm, is an attempt to make Google Pay interactions “even more intuitive and natural.”
Customers in India will be able to use a trial Google Assistant-enabled, end-to-end vaccine booking flow as part of the company’s Google for India 2021 ambition. The tool will employ Google Assistant to assist people in booking COVID-19 immunizations in multiple languages. Its goal is to make booking COVID-19 vaccines in the country easier and less complicated.
Google also introduced a slew of climate-related features that will “help surface timely and important information and protect people’s safety,” according to the company. A collaboration with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) to provide reliable weather forecasts is one of them. People can now check the air quality at their nearby station by searching for “air quality near me” or “air quality Delhi.”