WhatsApp Coming in Digital Payment

WhatsApp has begun testing a new payments feature in India that will allow people to send money to other WhatsApp users, excluding merchant accounts. The feature is currently in beta, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans, but hasn’t been publicly announced because it’s not widely available at this time. WhatsApp has partnered with some brands for the payment facility. The payment feature is based on the UPI platform (Unified Payments Interface). To use the feature, as of now, a user will have to get an invite from someone who already has the payment facility. This would take...

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