Soon, send and receive money using WhatsApp

Source WABetaInfo

WhatsApp Payments will be via UPI and you can send and receive money directly from WhatsApp with this new payment option.

The shortcut for payments will be shown in a list of attachments that is seen alongside Documents, Gallery, Audio, Location, and Contact.

After working on its development since previous year, WhatsApp has introduced a beta version of its digital payment feature on Android and iOS in India. With this new feature, users can link their UPI account either via their app, or the website, and then (hypothetically) start making payments. Initially, it was found that the list of banks and the linked bank account is okay! Armed with both, WhatsApp will join the battle against digital payments rivals Paytm Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd, One MobiKwik Systems Private Limited and Google Tez.

WhatsApp has a solid userbase in India-and with 200 million people using the app in that country, adding a p2p functionality to its service already gives it a big edge ahead of others. Because of several factors, like high-speed internet not being widespread, simple text messaging and other standard features are built into WhatsApp and are more efficient on mobile when compared to more data-heavy software like the main Facebook app itself.

The latest beta version of WhatsApp might or might not allow you to take advantage of the payment feature. The WhatsApp payments method, as it appears from these pictures, is going to use the Unified Payments Interface (UPI).

Source WABetaInfo
Source WABetaInfo

Meanwhile, Apple introduced the ability to send money via Apple Pay within its iMessage chat service with the launch of iOS 11.2 in the United States previous year. The new WhatsApp beta version for Android 2.18.39 will have the option of adding members to a voice or video call on a group, according to WABetainfo quoted in.

News reports last month had stated that WhatsApp Payment will be launched this month.

Instant messaging platform Hike Ltd has launched India's first in-app payment. WhatsApp has been working on UPI payments since past year as it was reported by many publications.

Currently, WhatsApp has launched a person to person payment feature in India.

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