BHIM App reaches 10 Million downloads in just 10 days

The BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) App was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 30, 2016. Within 10 days of its launch, the app has clocked 10 million installs and recorded over 2 million transactions across the UPI (Unified Payment Interface) and USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) platforms.

BHIM App user can easily send to other UPI Payment addresses and also to non – UPI supported banks using IFSC (Indian Financial System Code) and Account Number. The UPI Platform is built on IMPS infrastructure to transfer money in the absence of bank account details. The size of the app is less than 2MB and has emerged as one of the fastest growing highly rated applications on Google Play.


BHIM was launched in 2 languages (Hindi and English) on the Android platform but will soon be made available in 10 additional Indian languages and on other mobile platforms. As per the Hon’ble PM’s remarks during the launch of BHIM, with UPI 2.0 users will have an option to pay using Aadhaar Authentication & also pay utility bills on BHIM using the Bharat Bill Payments System (BBPS).

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