A cross-platform instant messaging app, WhatsApp had introduced UPI-based payment features last month. But it seems like it was not very easy to find for many users which is why the option is easier to find now.
Users can directly make payments without opening the accommodation thread by going to setting then moving forward to the payments and then send payment. As of now, this WhatsApp feature is available for iOS users on the stable build and it is set to rolling out for Android platform.
WhatsApp’s person-to-person payment feature took the digital transaction applications to the next level; however, it commands a strong user base of 250 million across India. Another digital transaction app such as Paytm has 180 million users and Google Tez has reached 12 million users in India.
The Unified Payments Interface transactions in WhatsApp Payments will be made through bank accounts which allowing users transact between accounts of different banks. This works in the support of the informing application as an exchange between various computerized wallets is still impossible. After its launch, users actively using the feature.
UPI feature has been seen in WhatsApp beta rendition 2.18.21 for iOS which is accessible alongside Gallery, Audio, Location, and records. Users will have to create UPI account through bank’s website and will get an authentication PIN if they are using it for the first time. Moreover, the users are facing the linking issue with the new feature which is expected considering the beta status of the feature.
Apart from this, the messaging app also planning to launch sticker packs like Facebook messenger application which allows users to use stickers depending on their mood instead of emojis.