WhatsApp has launched person-to-person UPI Payments in India

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WhatsApp already made it clear that it has been working on a payment solution for Indian market. Now, the company has started testing the UPI payment in recent WhatsApp beta application for Android.

For now, the feature is only available for testers and is expected to become official by the end of this month.

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If you are sing the beta version 2.18.41 for Android and 2.18.21 for iOS, you will see an option to setup a payment option and pay. The payment option will be available in chats attachment menu along with Documents, Gallery and others.

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Uses can choose from the list of banks for linking to UPI and create an UPI account and setup a PIN. This PIN will be used to verify the payment.

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It is worth to note that the feature is exclusively for India. The testing is also with limited users. So, not all users with beta version can see this option.

WhatsApp has over 250 million users in India. With the introduction of person-to-person payment feature, it can easily beat Paytm and Google Tez that have 180 million and 12 million users respectively. So, WhatsApp can easily surpass its rivals without putting much efforts.

Did you get the Payment feature on WhatsApp? Do you think that Payment option on WhatsApp will be better and easy to use? Let us know in the comments?


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