Google has quietly introduced a new feature that will make it a lot easier for users in India to make UPI payments at a merchant store. As reported by Android Police, Google Pay is gaining the ability to let users make contactless payments via NFC.
Needless to say, you won’t be able to make contactless payments if your phone doesn’t have NFC or if it lacks Play Protect certification. If you are unsure if your phone has NFC, open the Settings app and type “NFC” in the “Search settings” bar. You should see an option to turn on NFC if your phone can make contactless payments. While NFC support was limited to mid-range and flagship phones a few years back, it is now available on the best cheap Android phones as well.
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Once you have enabled NFC on your phone, unlock it and then tap it on the…