The Facebook-owned popular messaging platform WhatsApp is all set to launch its payment option in its messaging app. The latest beta version of the WhatsApp on Android has started showing Payment option in the attachments list for some of the beta users. The feature is expected to come to the final build of the WhatsApp for Android soon.
As reported by GizmoTimes, The payments will be made via Unified Payments Interface (UPI). For now, it is showing only the list of banks and the bank account that is linked to your number. But the account is not getting added. It means that the feature is yet to be fully implemented and we can see it in the future beta builds.
This new payment option is located in the attachments menu. The camera icon shortcut has been replaced with this new Payment option. You now get Document, Payment, Gallery, Audio, Location, Contact options in the attachments menu. If you have linked your bank account with UPI you are good to go.
But if you haven’t linked your account then it will re-direct you to your Banks app for you can use the BHIM UPI app to link your bank account with UPI. Once you get the UPI number you can use WhatsApp payments. This feature is available in WhatsApp beta version number 2.18.41.
For now, it is available for limited people only, we don’t have this feature yet. We will keep you update once we get this feature. This would be a great addition as now people can just install one app for all options. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for latest tech news, deals , reviews and more.
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