Digital payments platform PhonePe launched a special keyboard on Tuesday that will allow users to transact conveniently and securely with just a click, anytime and anywhere while using their Android phone.
The PhonePe keyboard will allow users to send and request money, check their account balance and invite friends and family to explore the PhonePe platform, across all apps and use cases on any phone where a keyboard is required. The UPI-powered PhonePe keyboard integrates seamless money transfers while offering the full functionality of a keyboard.
Currently, Flipkart-owned PhonePe is the only player in India to introduce this user-friendly feature.
Commenting on the new feature, Vishal Gupta, Head of Product, PhonePe, said, “The PhonePe keyboard is an industry first initiative that will give PhonePe consumers the power to transact seamlessly and securely even while using other apps on their smartphone. PhonePe users no longer need to toggle through multiple apps and they can easily transact while having a conversation with their friends and family on their preferred social platform. The PhonePe keyboard will revolutionise the payments experience and is in line with our constant endeavour to build the best experience for PhonePe users."
Users can enable the keyboard in three simple steps: Open the profile section on the PhonePe app, click on ‘Setup PhonePe Keyboard’ and finally select and enable the PhonePe keyboard.
Once enabled the user will need to click on the PhonePe logo displayed on the keyboard to start transacting. The biggest advantage of the new feature is that PhonePe transactions can be conducted seamlessly and securely while a customer is messaging friends/family, using other social and e-commerce apps, surfing the internet or composing an email.
Currently, PhonePe has over 150 million users in India.