1-WhatsApp has reportedly started testing out its UPI-based payments feature in India. The new feature, available for select WhatsApp beta users on iOS and Android, enables users to send and receive money using the Indian government’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) standard. This feature is said to be available on WhatsApp version 2.18.21 for iOS, and version 2.18.41 for Android. Considering the large user base of the messaging app in India, the payments platform’s integration may give another boost to digital payments.
The WhatsApp Payments feature, first spotted by GizmoTimes, is presently available to select users of the beta app in India. The feature can apparently be accessed in a chat window through the Attachments menu. The option is said to be available alongside other options such as Gallery, Video, Documents etc. Clicking on Payments will open a disclaimer window, followed by a list of banks to choose from.
You can then select your preferred bank account to connect with UPI. Notably, you will be asked to create an authentication pin if you haven’t yet used the UPI payments platform. Additionally, you will have to create a UPI account (if you don’t have one previously) through the UPI app or your respective bank’s website/ app.
A report by FoneArena adds that both the sender and receiver need to have the WhatsApp Payments feature to successfully transact on the messaging app. Users have reportedly been facing issues linking their bank accounts to the app, although this is expected from a feature available in beta.
WhatsApp has been known to be considering a UPI-based payments platform since July 2017. The feature was also spotted on an Android beta version back in August last year. Ever since UPI was announced by the government, players like Samsung, Zomato, Google, and, now, WhatsApp have been looking to incorporate it on to their existing hardware and software products.
2-WhatsApp users may soon be able make Group video calls in an upcoming update. The Group video calls feature has been spotted for Android and may rollout first for users on Google’s operating system. Unfortunately, WhatsApp for iOS may get it after Android users receive the feature. Prolific WhatsApp early beta release watcher WABetaInfo spotted the feature first and says that WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.18.39 will have the support for new video calls.
WABetaInfo claims that WhatsApp for Android users will be soon able to add up to three participants in Group video calls which means a total of four people can be on Group call simultaneously.
WABetainfo claims that WhatsApp for Android version 2.18.39 has received the feature though it hasn’t been available widely. We tried testing the new Group video call feature on version 2.18.44 and were unable to place multiple calls. For those who already have received the feature, new WhatsApp feature requires all the participants in the call to run the latest version.
WhatsApp, which is now being used by one billion people around the world every day is set to get a host of new features this year. The company in an attempt to woo the existing users keeps adding new features every year and there are more in the pipeline. The company after rolling out WhatsApp for Business is also expected to bring UPI-based payment support to its chat platform. Another feature in the pipeline is WhatsApp’s ability to edit sent messages.
My New Second Channel -Click To Update
Please Subscribe- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQenpiCmy3L5mNtH24frh8A
Contact For Business Enquiry –
Note:- ALL THE IMAGES/PICTURES/MUSIC SHOWN IN THE VIDEO BELONGS TO THE RESPECTED OWNERS AND NOT ME.. I AM NOT THE OWNER OF ANY PICTURES SHOWED IN THE VIDEO !
Please video pasand aye to like + Share jaroor kigiye
Don’t Forget to Subscribe
If You have any Problem Message me on email
You tube –https://www.youtube.com/c/TechChampion