WhatsApp enters the money transfer business

  • Categories: News, Technology
  • Posted: August 18, 2017
  • Author: linkmeUg


It’s about time to we made payments easier with just a click and WhatsApp has long been reported to be working on integrating a UPI-based mobile payment system in the popular messaging app which will allow you to transfer money to your friends and family with a few taps.

The WhatsApp UPI intergration feature was spotted in the beta version of Android app. The UPI payment page is hidden in the WhatsApp for Android beta version 2.17.285.

The opt-in feature will allow instant and fast payments and also allow users to make bank-to-bank transfers as UPI works on IMPS protocol.

With several popular messaging services including WeChat and Hike, Messenger already supports the payment service but a push for WhatsApp to the payment system will further expand its reach out to huge numbers with the digital payments.

By Solomon Mwesigwa


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