Bengaluru-based payments company PhonePe on Tuesday said it had introduced a special keyboard that would allow users to transact digitally 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.
In a statement, the company said the PhonePe keyboard integrates seamless money transfers while offering the full functionality of a keyboard.
Commenting on the new feature, Vishal Gupta, Head of Product, PhonePe, said,
So, how does it work?
The PhonePe keyboard can be enabled after opening the profile section on the PhonePe app. Under the profile section, users will have to click on ‘Setup PhonePe Keyboard’ option and enable the PhonePe keyboard, by selecting it.
Once enabled, the user will need to click on the PhonePe logo displayed on the keyboard to start transacting.
The company said the biggest advantage of the new feature is that PhonePe transactions can be conducted seamlessly and securely while a customer is messaging friends or family, using other social and e-commerce apps, surfing the internet, or composing an email.
Flipkart-owned PhonePe at present has over 150 million users, and an active user base of 50 million users.