India’s recent push towards digital payments has been a great excuse for Samsung to go all in with Samsung Pay in the country. Samsung’s payment service supports all major banks in India and also includes support for Paytm, a popular wallet service. At the time of launch, Samsung had said Samsung Pay would support India’s UPI payments service, and the service has now gone live for all Samsung Pay users in the country.
For those unaware, UPI, or Unified Payments Interface, is a national service for transferring funds between banks in India. UPI only requires users to have a telephone number registered with their banks in order to work, making it the most accessible fund transfer system that can be used even on a feature phone. Integration through Samsung Pay means users can send money to others through the Samsung Pay app, and also request money from others and pay at merchants and retailers.
UPI support comes as part of a 84 MB update to Samsung Pay (the size may vary for you). You should get a notification that the update is available when you open Samsung Pay, and you can follow instructions after installing the update to add your UPI accounts. Still haven’t gotten on-board with Samsung Pay? Check out our hands-on experience with Samsung Pay in India, and also take a look at our guide for setting up Samsung Pay on a supported device.