Google Pay has added support for Hinglish – a combination of Hindi and English – as one of the officially supported languages on the app. The company’s payments app, based on the National Payments Corporation of India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI), currently supports nine languages. This is the first Google app to add support for hybrid languages. Users who have updated to the latest version of Google Pay on Android and iOS can set their language to Hinglish.
The addition of Hinglish as one of the officially supported languages on Google Pay has spot by OnlyTech. The user has updated to the latest version of Google Pay on Android and iOS will be able to select English instead of English or Hindi, based on their preferences. Gadgets 360 was able to confirm the presence of Hinglish as an option on Google Pay on both Android and iOS.
To change your Google Pay language to Hinglish:
- Update Google Pay to the latest version via the Google Play store or the App Store.
- Tap your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen.
- Option Setting > Personal information
- Click Language right to buy.
- Option Hinglishthird option in the list.
When selecting Hinglish in Google Pay, different parts of the interface will now have combined translations of common terms. “Scan any QR code” reads “Koi bhi QR scan karein”, while “Show transaction history” is displayed as “Dekhein transaction history”. Meanwhile, New payment button now says Pay Naya in English.
The addition of Hinglish was first announced by the company last November at its Google for India 2021 event. At the time, Google revealed that it would allow users to access Google Pay during a call mix Hindi and English chat using Hindi words with English script. The company says Hinglish will be available to users in India starting in early 2022 and will benefit 350 million users who have set it as their default language.
Google Pay for Android and iOS currently supports nine languages - Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, English, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu. While Google Pay was the first app to support hybrid languages, it opens the door for support to be added to more Google apps in the future.