Bug in Truecaller affects UPI payments feature

NEW DELHI: A bug on mobile directory app Truecaller, which has over 100 million active users in India, has affected UPI-based digital payments feature on the platform.
The bug was automatically enrolling Truecaller user in the country to use unified payments interface (UPI) payment feature on the app.
Truecaller apologised for failing to deliver quality standard in the app and said it has discontinued the version which was hit by the bug but “for the users already affected, the new version with the fix will be available shortly”.
The mobile directory app said the users who have been hit by the bug can choose to manually deregister through the overflow menu in the app.
“We have discovered a bug in the latest update of Truecaller that affected the payments feature, which automatically triggered a registration post updating to the version. This was a bug and we have discontinued this version of the app so no other users will be affected.
“We’re sorry about this version not passing our quality standards. We’ve taken quick steps to fix the issue, and already rolled out a fix in a new version,” Truecaller said in a statement. (AGENCIES)