Last month, at the Google for India 2021 event, Google announced that it would be introducing a function to split bills into its UPI payment app, Google Pay. The company has now started rolling out this nifty feature and you can use it to split bills between your friends with ease. Here’s everything you need to know about using Google Pay’s bill-splitting feature.
Split bills on Google Pay (2022)
First, create a new Google Pay group
1. Open Google Pay and tap the New Payment button at the bottom of the screen. From the next page, Tap “New Group” to create a new group on Google Pay.
2. You will see the option to add contacts to your Google Pay group. You can use the search field or select contacts from the list of “Recent Contacts” or “Google Pay Contacts” suggested. Select the contacts and tap “Next” in the upper right corner to continue.
3. You should now name the group and Click the “Create” button to open it.
How to split your spend on Google Pay
1. Now that you’ve created a Google Pay group, you can split bills with your friends. To start, Press the “Split output” button, enter the total amount you want to split and tap Next.
2. You will now see the option to split between members from the group. There are options to split it evenly or to enter a custom amount someone will have to pay. If someone in the group doesn’t owe you any money, you can deselect and split the total among the rest. Optionally, you can also add a description to quickly identify the output later. Then tap on “Send request“To make the payment request.
3. You can view the expense request in the group’s conversation window and check whether your friends have paid the amount or not.
4. If you change your mind, you can tap on the vertical menu icon with three dots in the upper right corner and then on “Close request“To cancel the payment request just made in the Google Pay app.
How to delete a Google Pay group
1. Open the Google Pay chat group and tap the header to access the settings page. Here you can manually remove members by tapping the “Minus” button next to the user’s name. In the confirmation pop-up, choose Remove From Group.
2. After you have removed all members, you can leave the group. To do this, tap on “leave the group“And confirm your decision in the query that now appears.
Split bills easily with Google Pay
With Google Pay’s bill-splitting feature, it’s easy to keep track of your expenses when you go out with your friends and make sure they don’t forget to pay you back. Since Google Pay is primarily a payment app, the checkout process is also hassle-free, unlike most dedicated bill-splitting apps where you need an additional app to pay the bills. If you’re someone who uses other competing UPI apps like PhonePe, did billing convince you to switch to Google Pay? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.