Now Google Pay (Gpay) UPI application lets you create your own choice custom (8-9 digit) UPI number to receive money from any UPI application. You can use this 8-9 digit custom UPI number instead of mobile number to get money from any UPI application like PhonePe, Paytm, Amazon Pay etc.
What is Custom UPI Number and Why is it required?
Currently, you can share your mobile number and receive money from any UPI application but soon this facility will be discontinued and you will need to create your custom UPI number to receive money from any UPI application.
You can create your own custom 8 or 9-digit UPI number for the linked bank account. This UPI number is linked with your UPI ID. So when you share this UPI number, the sender can use any UPI application and transfer money to your bank account.
So here we will tell you step by step how to create your custom UPI number on Google Pay.
Create Custom UPI Number on Google Pay (Gpay)
Step 1: Open Gpay application and open Profile section by clicking on the profile picture.
Step 2: Next screen select the “Bank Account” option.
Step 3: Next screen you can see all your linked bank accounts. Select and tap on the bank account for which you want to create a custom 8-9 digit UPI number. Heer we will select ICICI Bank.
Step 4: After selecting your bank account, next screen tap on “Manage UPI Numbers” option.
Step 5: Next screen you need to tap on the (+) button in the (Choose your own UPI Number/ set an 8 or 9-digit UPI number)
Step 6: Now set your own custom UPI number. Enter 8 or 9 digit UPI number and click on continue.
Step 7: Congrats, you have successfully created your custom UPI number and now it is ready to receive money from any UPI application.
Step 8: This custom UPI number is linked with your UPI ID so when you share this UPI number, people can find and pay money from any UPI application to your bank account. You can also delete this custom UPI number and create a new one.
So this is how to create custom 8 -9 digit UPI number on Google Pay (Gpay). Do you know you can also set your mobile number as a UPI number.