What we expect WhatsApp Payments to bring in future

WhatsApp Payments based on UPI is pretty convenient but we would like to see these features as well to come soon.

By Nazia Banu

    WhatsApp has made its entry into the Indian online transaction segment with the launch of the UPI-based payments feature. The instant messenger with over one billion monthly active users lets you transfer money to another person’s bank account directly from it. This feature will be very useful for all users.

    What we expect WhatsApp Payments to bring in future


    To make this possible, WhatsApp has joined hands with many banks in India and is rolling out the payments feature to the users. Right now the ability to send money is just one ability of this latest feature.

    We have come up with some other features we would love to see in WhatsApp payments from here. We have also come up with some limitations with the WhatsApp payments feature. We hope the platform will bring these features in the future.

    Transfer money to wallets

    WhatsApp lets you transfer money to another person's bank account. But we like to see the app let you transfer money to any other payment platform or e-wallet like Paytm or Mobikwik.

    Purchase of products

    WhatsApp is a platform that supports sending and receiving money. It does not let you buy products with this feature as it does not have its own digital wallet like Paytm or Mobikwik.

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    Send money to many in groups

    If you already have access to this feature, then you will be able to send and receive money from one person at a time. You cannot send money to many people in groups using this feature.

    Support for older WhatsApp version

    It is important to have the same version of the app. You can make use of WhatsApp Payment feature if both you and the other person are using the latest version. The Android Beta users will get this feature starting from v2.18.48.

    The other person should activate the feature

    Updating the app to the latest version alone will not work. To be able to send and receive money using WhatsApp, you should activate the feature. The payment option will be shown when someone with this feature texts you. You can link your bank account with Whatsapp to use it to send or receive money.

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