Whatapp has rolled-out UPI based payment feature to beta users in India. Mobile messenger app is providing this new launched feature to limited beta uses only.
This long expected digital payments service was in news in 2017. Whatsapp affirmed
on operating this UPI service basically for Indian users after national media reported
on the upcoming feature. But its now really a year’s story to come with only beta
Whatsapp has signed a long list of banks to support and extend its payment service.
For India, Whatapp has already set up the app for free use which led to 1.5 billion monthly active users out of which 200 million daily users are from India where it is used freely.
This UPI feature is located in both WhatsApp Beta version of Android app users as well as iPhone app users.
WhatsApp: Send Money to your contacts using UPI interface
Facebook owned Whatapp Inc., will release the feature for public in upcoming weeks. The digital platform homogenization will enhance the digital payments accounting massive customer support of messaging app.The ‘Payment’ option will be available in Attachments menu under Chat window. It can be accessed from there and after touching, ‘Payment’ takes you to link your UPI account. But, surely one must have his/her UPI account as directed by government.
If one doesn’t has it he/she can make it using BHIM app or PhonePe.The Camera option has been replaced by UPI payment. The payment feature is available with v2.18.41 beta version of WhatsApp. Download and install WhatsApp beta 2.18.41 to get the UPI payment feature.