WhatsApp Pay now available for users in India

WhatsApp Pay is live in India using the UPI. The payment service has a significant set of security and privacy features.

By · Nov 6, 2020 . 5min read

WhatsApp Pay for Indian users news

WhatsApp Pay is finally available in India. WhatsApp has eventually rolled out its UPI payment services for iPhone and Android users in India. Commencing today, users in India will be capable of sending and receiving money via WhatsApp. Distinctly, this feature has been launched in association with the National Payments Commission of India to operate its payments service utilizing the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). The feature was initially started in India in 2018 however it got stuck in Beta mode.

Nevertheless, recently, WhatsApp Pay is available for 20 million WhatsApp users in India. The platform is recently operating with ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, the State Bank of India, and Jio Payments Bank. Additionally, 140 banks are supporting it.

How to use WhatsApp Pay feature?

Firstly, you will require to download the latest version of WhatsApp installed on your phone for the WhatsApp Pay option to be available. To register for WhatsApp Payments, you also need a bank account and a debit card. It is essential to perceive that the phone that you are utilizing WhatsApp on has to be running with the same mobile number as your bank account.

To proceed with transactions, one can click on the payments option in the attachments tab (the paperclip button) of the chat. It is the tab, from where one would earlier send photos, videos etc. Moreover, it will then open the registration page. It will provide the necessary permissions, attach the bank account and conclude the registration. One also requires a UPI passcode.

Nevertheless, if one previously have an account in an existing UPI app, the same code can be utilized. Both parties require to have this enabled, after which they can transfer and receive money. Like UPI, WhatsApp Pay will also have a limit of Rs 1 lakh.

Conclusively, WhatsApp will be capable of adding consumers for its payment service quickly owing to universality of its messaging app. Nearly every other mobile Internet user is a WhatsApp user. India is Facebook and WhatsApp’s largest market.

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