Make Payments Through WhatsApp, UPI-Powered Version To Be Rolled Out Soon!

| February 9 , 2018 , 16:51 IST

WhatsApp's highly anticipated person to person payment feature is about to be launched very soon. The feature has been seen in the most current beta versions for Android and iOS applications.

The new WhatsApp beta versions accompany a payment choice under the attachment option and is based on Universal Payment Interface (UPI), reports GizmoTimes. Note that the element is still in beta mode, so it could experience a couple of more changes before the last take off.

In the beta renditions for the two iOS and Android, WhatsApp presently shows the payment feature and the rundown of accomplice banks. Some of the listed banks include Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICIC Bank and State Bank of India. Airtel's Payments Bank is additionally incorporated into the rundown.

The report additionally states that as of now WhatsApp isn't enabling clients to link their bank accounts. If you have an account with any of the banks you can make a UPI login ID and begin utilizing the payment method. WhatsApp was reported to launch this service latest by February. With The beta version now out for select clients, it shouldn't be long till the steady roll out happens.

WhatsApp had confirmed working on a payment feature last April. Gradually, there were reports of users ‘seeing’ the feature on the beta versions of WhatsApp. However, today’s sighting is the first proper evidence of the UPI-based payment service on WhatsApp.

In India, there are numerous applications which have incorporated UPI payments method. A portion of the famous ones incorporates Truecaller, Hike and Paytm. Google additionally propelled its independent payment application Tez in India last September.

In spite of the fact that, somewhat late into the division, WhatsApp with more than 200 million clients in India itself will doubtlessly use from its upcoming payment method. Another advantage is of WhatsApp combining the payment method into the app itself instead of launching it separately like WhatsApp Business.