Friday, 18 August, 2017

WhatsApp's UPI payments option spotted in beta version of Android

WhatsApp to allow bank to bank transfer using UPI WhatsApp Beta v2.17.295 Shows Signs of WhatsApp Payments
Terence Owen | 11 August, 2017, 00:52

Most popular messaging platform WhatsApp is now working on adding a new feature to its app i.e payment via UPI. But it looks as if we'll be able to send payments to one another via WhatsApp in a future update. Since it is a hidden feature, even the beta users can't access the payment page.

While WhatsApp is testing the new feature, popular mobile wallet company Paytm is considering messaging service that will replicate WhatsApp's features. Users can go through the terms and conditions of Whatsapp UPI by tapping the button associated on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp's UPI payments feature has been spotted on the beta version of the Android app. Apps like WeChat and Hike Messenger already support UPI-based payments.

As mentioned in the screenshot, in order to use WhatsApp Payments, you will have to accept the WhatsApp Payments and Bank Terms and Privacy Policy.

TN CM Edappadi Palanisamy sacks TTV Dinakaran from AIADMK
The decision to sideline Dinakaran completely came after a night of hectic discussions in the Palaniswamy camp. The resolution also said that new office bearers appointed by Dinakaran is also null and void.

There are plenty of apps out there that lets users add filters to their images, but if you'd rather save yourself the trouble of using multiple apps to filter an image before sending it off, you might be interested to learn that it has been discovered in the recent beta of WhatsApp that the company could be testing out built-in photo filters.

According to a report by WABetainfo, the Facebook-owned messaging app will soon enable users for bank-to-bank transfers. As per reports, the feature is hidden and is still being developed. We've seen the developers adding a lot of new features to the platform lately including GIF search and the ability to send any type of file between users. With right assistance, the feature will soon be a part of the app for everyone to use.

With WhatsApp's UPI integration, it will be a significant boost to India's digital economy.

The newest feature from WhatsApp will not only benefit its 200-million active users in India, but will also give the government's Digital India drive a deeper push into the previous uncharted areas given the extreme popularity the app enjoys with the masses. For WhatsApp, the discussion for UPI integration has already commenced where as for Facebook discussions are on preliminary stage.

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