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WhatsApp wins approval to expand WhatsApp Pay to 40 million users in India

WhatsApp has won regulatory approval from The National Payments Corporation of India (NCPI) to double the number of users it can offer its payments service in India to. This comes after the Facebook-owned (well, Meta-owned) company requested that it should not have a cap on the number of users that it can work with. WhatsApp Pay...

WhatsApp starts prepping Novi integration for payments

Towards the end of last month, we spotted some new strings in an APK teardown of WhatsApp v2.21.22.6 beta. The strings suggested that WhatsApp might soon require identity verification for payments. While WhatsApp India subsequently issued a statement claiming that it didn't require identity verification in India, we've now spotted some evidence to suggest that...

WhatsApp starts offering cashback to some users in India

To get more people into the habit of using WhatsApp Pay, the Facebook/Meta-owned company is rolling out a cashback feature to its instant messaging app. We first learned about WhatsApp's plans to introduce cashback for UPI payments last month. The reward program wasn't live at the time, but as per multiple user reports, WhatsApp is...

WhatsApp may soon ask users to verify their identity to make payments [Update: Statement]

WhatsApp may soon ask users to verify their identity to make payments on the platform. New strings spotted in the latest WhatsApp beta release suggest that the messenger will require users to upload verification documents to continue using payments on WhatsApp. Currently, when you set up WhatsApp Pay in India, the service only verifies the phone...

WhatsApp might soon offer a cashback on payments

It's been a while since WhatsApp rolled out its payments service, WhatsApp Pay, in India and Brazil. Although the service is yet to make its way to all users, the messenger has already started testing new features to promote adoption. In August this year, WhatsApp started testing a new button in the chat bar that...

WhatsApp is making it easier to quickly send payments

WhatsApp is adding a new shortcut button for users to send payments through WhatsApp Pay in the beta version of the app. While it's currently a beta-only feature, it's likely that it will roll out in a stable build in a future update. Previously, you had to go to the chat action sheet in order...

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...

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...

How to use WhatsApp Pay for sending and receiving money

After a rocky start, WhatsApp's payments feature is now widely available in India and other supported markets, marking a big step forward for the Facebook-owned company as it looks to expand beyond its messaging capabilities and prepares to tap into e-commerce opportunities. Here's everything you need to know about WhatsApp's ambitious payments feature. Background — A...

[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...