BHIM App Download for Android, How to Install, send money with The Bharat Interface for Money UPI

Here is a detailed article about the Bharat Interface for Money also known as the BHIM app. Here, we will discuss how to download BHIM app on Android with Google Play apk. The procedure to download and install BHIM app on iPhone as well. We will also discuss about how to send, transfer and receive money safely with BHIM app. We will also look into the latest news about the PM Modi’s dream project, Bharat Interface for Money app. This will create a perfect bundle of information all at one place. So let’s start.

BHIM ( Bharat Interface for Money ) App details :

Requires Android 4.2 and up
App Size 2MB to 5 MB
 Current Version  1.2
 Verification Method Mobil Number
 Installs 5 million – 10 million
 Offered By  National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
 Transaction Limits Max. of Rs. 10,000/transaction. Total Rs. 20,000 in 24 hours
 PIN Type  UPI
 Google Download Link  Bhim Google Playstore App
 Direct Apk Link APK link for Bhim app

BHIM app’s fullform is Bharat Interface for Money. It was launched in Digi Dhan Mela event which was organized at Talkatora Stadium in the heart of India, New Delhi. The app was launched by the current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. The app is basically a UPI and USSD ( Unified Payment Interface and Unstructured Supplementary Service Data ) version in accordance to the Indian market. The app is in between 2MB and 5MB in size, it is very easy to use but the app can only be installed in Android version 4,2 and up. Please do not compare this app with Paytm as it is not just a mobile recharge app, it is a simple micro banking system. The app is domestically made, it has been developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

BHIM app is named after Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar. 

The app is already very popular as it got 10 million ( 1 crore ) downloads in 10 days. The app was launched in December 30th, 2016 and the first payment was made to ‘Khaadi’. Not only the app gives a lot of flexibility to it’s user, it is very easy to use, very easy to download, very easy to operate. We will discuss about how to download and how to use this app.

How to Download BHIM app?

 Google Download Link  Bhim Google Playstore App
 Direct Apk Link APK link for Bhim app
  1. Visit Google Play Store and Search Bhim App OR click Here
  2. Click on Install Button
  3. The app will start downloading & installing
  4. For more Information, visit official Govt. site Here

The process to download is very easy, simple, but the most important step start after this. The setup of setting up the BHIM app must be properly done and therefore I will share step by step process to do so.

How to Setup UPI Address?

It is very important to setup your UPI Adress once you install the app. Here are a few steps which will help you setup your Bank Account with BHIM app.

  • Open Your BHIM app
  • Register your Bank account with BHIM
  • Setup a UPI PIN for your Bank account
  • By default, your mobile number will be your payment address. It can be changed later.
  • Done, you can start your transactions now.

What is my UPI Address and How to use the BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) Android App for UPI payments?

Your UPI address will be your mobile number, this is by default. If your mobile number is 9999123456 then your address of UPI would be 9999123456@upi.

Now you will be able to use all the features of BHIM app like Send Money, Request Money and Scan & Pay.

How to setup BHIM app on your Android Phone?

Setting up BHIM app on Android phone is very easy, all you need to do is to follow these simple steps :

First and foremost is to install the app with Google Play or Apk.

  • Open the app and select your preferred language and click on Next.
  • Now click on Let’s Get Started.
  • The app need some of your permissions. You have to allow the app to do that so that the process of money transaction can be merged internally with your phone.(in case you do not get any pop-up, you can skip this step).
  • Now you have to verify your mobile. (A message will be sent from your android which is chargeable).
  • Register your passcode or Pin. This is a 4 digit code which will be asked every time you open your app.
  • All set till now, you have to now select your bank from the list of the given banks
  • Once you have selected your bank, you will be shown that specific account number which is registered with your mobile number.
  • Click on that bank account and done.
  • You are all set to use BHIM app now.

How to send Money from BHIM app?

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It is a Seven step simple process:

  1. Open your BHIM home screen to initiate the process
  2. Click Send money option from the welcome screen
  3. Put the reciever’s Mobile number or Aadhaar Number or Payment address.
  4. Enter the Amount to be sent
  5. Your account which is set as default will be selected
  6. Enter your UPI PIN
  7. Click Send, Done!

Not only this, you can also scan a QR code and pay via the Scan & Pay option.

Here is First time users Guide for BHIM :

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What are the Key features of BHIM app?

Why to download BHIM app? What are the compelling features of this indigenous app? These are a few questions you may have in your mind, well, there are ‘more than many’ reasons to download and install BHIM app. Here are a few of them:

Cashless  You are going cashless, a sign of development. This is a method used in devolved countries. Easy to track, easy to maintain and easy to maintain your bank account.
One app for all You can have any Bank installed on your mobile app, this is rather great as the integration is already available with the Government’s app
 Easy Transactions  You can now transact money easily with your thumb tip.
Transaction Limits  There are transaction limits. You can transact Maximum of Rs.10,000 per transaction and at most Rs.20,000 within in one day.
 Check Balance  You can check balance whenever you want.
 QR code Payment  You can scan and pay using a QR code. Many a place have QR code as a Payment mode.
 Language Support  Both Hindi and English also 7 other languages
Supported Banks

 A long list is there. Here it goes :

 Allahabad Bank – Andhra Bank – Axis Bank – Bank of Baroda – Bank of India – Bank of Maharashtra – Canara Bank – Catholic Syrian Bank – Central Bank of India – DCB Bank – Dena Bank – Federal Bank – HDFC Bank – ICICI Bank – IDBI Bank – IDFC Bank – Indian Bank – Indian Overseas Bank – IndusInd Bank – Karnataka Bank – Karur Vysya Bank – Kotak Mahindra Bank – Oriental Bank of Commerce – Punjab National Bank – RBL Bank – South Indian Bank – Standard Chartered Bank – State Bank of India – Syndicate Bank – TJSB – UCO Bank – Union Bank of India – United Bank of India – Vijaya Bank – Yes Bank Ltd and more will join soon.

The list covers majority of the banks in India.

Send & Receive Money  Now you can send and receive money to your relatives, family members, friends and many more with the BHIM app. Not only this, you can also reverse your payment if required.
Easy to Install & use Once installed, you have to register your bank details with BHIM app. Next step is to set a UPI PIN for the Bank Account you have. your registered mobile number is your payment address.

Done, yes, that’s it!
Register your bank account with BHIM, and set a UPI PIN for the bank account.

Your mobile number is your payment address (PA), and you can simply start transacting. Yes! It is that simple.

Once installed, you have to register your bank details with BHIM app. Next step is to set a UPI PIN for the Bank Account you have. your registered mobile number is your payment address. Done, yes, that’s it!
Register your bank account with BHIM, and set a UPI PIN for the bank account. Your mobile number is your payment address (PA), and you can simply start transacting. Yes! It is that simple.

The Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) was rolled out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, in an initiative to enable fast, secure and reliable cashless payments through mobile phones.
BHIM is inter-operable with other Unified Payment Interface (UPI) applications and bank accounts, and has been developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

Here are a few FAQs:

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Why BHIM app is a Must have app?

There are many reasons for them, but, apart from the reasons and features stated above, there are a few more strong reasons to make you use this app. Here are certain USP’s stated by Entrepreneur.

One app for all of the bank accounts  The best part of the BHIM app is that this one app can be used for multiple bank accounts and the transactions associated with them. So this is a one single account can be used with 3-4 upi enabled bank.
No internet connectivity needed

Here, you can also get a new feature where you can transfer funds from one bank to another without the use of any internet. For example, if you want to transfer the money from one bank to another bank and you do not have internet then do not worry, all you have to do is to follow these steps :

1. Dial *99#
2. A screen will be shown to you (welcome screen) with seven option like : send money, check your balance, or see transaction history and more.
3. Use Send Money option to and it is done.
4. Congratulations, you just sent your money without internet connection, ain’t that cool.

 Government backed BHIM app Vs Investors backed private apps  It is a government owned app, there is a preconceived notion that anything related to government is solid but when it comes to service, it is something not so sure about. However, here the service is directly owned and derived by government with no third party or private company.

To clear the confusion of Bhim vs Paytm, here are some solidifying facts ; The BHIM app is backed by the government of India which uses the solid payment options which include your Aadhar Card, your Bank Account, your IFSC code, mobile number.

On the other side, apps like paytm are backed by private companies and investors where the payment option relies on merely your phone number.

 Security and Safety  Bhim app is secure with multi-level authentication. This makes it more secure for a normal user. The 3-level authentication includes device id or mobile number, the bank account number, UPI pin. This multi-level security is really very good feature in the app.

Here are the News Update for BHIM app :

  • BHIM to be the right platform for small banks to enter payment space – TOI

BHIM, which is being developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and is promoted by the government as a parallel UPI app, can turn out to be an ideal white-label solution, say bankers. This allows even smaller banks to enter the retail payments space by allowing their customers to download BHIM to access various services like merchant payments and bill payments offered to them by the bank through its own tie-ups and partnerships. It is a major boost to the app and its usage reach.

  • UID debuts on BHIM app, Aadhaar Pay launch soon – ET

The government has enabled the Bharat Interface for Mobile (BHIM) app with Aadhaar and plans to launch the biometric-based Aadhaar Pay payment module in the coming weeks, seeking to accelerate the drive toward digital-money transactions in the country. This is a brilliant move by developers.

  • Two new incentives to boost BHIM app adoption – ET

Government will launch two new schemes : a referral bonus for consumers and a cash-back scheme for merchants — to promote the use of BHIM. The move is good, however, the focus of the users is always on the service quality.

  • BHIM App users to get cash back for digital transactions: Budget 2017 – India.com

Among the promotional schemes that the government proposes to launch are referral payments for individuals, and cash back for merchants who accept payments from BHIM.

  • HDFC Bank iOS app now supports UPI – BGR

7 thoughts on “BHIM App Download for Android, How to Install, send money with The Bharat Interface for Money UPI

  • February 6, 2017 at 10:24 am
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    Awesome article . Keep it up.

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  • February 6, 2017 at 11:33 am
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    Great article.keep it up.

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  • February 6, 2017 at 1:12 pm
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    Very appreciating move towords cashless and corruptionless society, good.

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  • February 6, 2017 at 10:23 pm
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    Nice work…..keep going

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  • February 7, 2017 at 3:07 am
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    Good job keep it up………………………………………….

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