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Discussion: What’s more important to you? Access to WhatsApp or your privacy?

We often find ourselves at forks between convenience and privacy. Many times, large internet companies usurp users' choices and force them into sharing their personal data so they can continue using a free service. More often than not, we witness this when an app or service is so engrossingly popular that it almost overshadows any...

How to use WhatsApp Pay for sending and receiving money

Earlier this month, WhatsApp officially announced the rollout of WhatsApp Pay in India. Built upon the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform, WhatsApp Pay joins a growing list of UPI-powered payments services — which include Google Pay, Flipkart’s PhonePe, PayTM, and dozen more — to allow users to send and receive money between two bank accounts...

WhatsApp Pay starts rolling out to more users in India

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has given WhatsApp the green light to expand its UPI-based payments service to more users in the country. WhatsApp Pay initially received regulatory approval to run a pilot program with up to 10 million users earlier in February this year. At the time, sources familiar with the matter...

[Update: Complaint dismissed] Facebook is reportedly being investigated by India over WhatsApp Pay

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been trying to enter the payments space in India for quite a while now. We first found signs of a new payments feature in the app all the way back in 2017 and the feature briefly rolled out to a small number of users back in 2018. However, due to data localization...

WhatsApp Pay receives regulatory approval for operating in India

Back in 2017, we first found signs of a new payments feature in Facebook's popular messaging app WhatsApp. In India, the UPI-based payments feature was briefly rolled out to a small number of users back in 2018. However, due to data localization issues with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), a wider rollout was...

Facebook Pay is a new payment system for WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook

Facebook's plan to assert greater control over its company's sprawling divisions is no secret, as was first reported back when talks of unification of the messaging infrastructure of WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger first emerged. The company then went on to make its branding very prominent within these services, to really remind users of the...

Xiaomi Mi Pay UPI service may launch soon in India to compete with Google Pay and WhatsApp

Xiaomi is one of the top smartphone brands in India. They sell many different smartphones at low prices which is why the company has become so popular in India. Just recently, they launched yet another flagship device, Xiaomi Poco F1, but this time they're offering the product at a mid-range price. According to a report...

Google Adds Chat to Google Tez to Compete Against WhatsApp Payments and Paytm Inbox

India's recent demonetization move brought about a lot of unexpected changes for the growing economy. With a large value of currency notes put out of circulation at that moment, digital wallet solutions like Google Tez have a perfect opportunity to gain a foothold in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Services have sprung up from familiar...