WhatsApp started the testing for their new payments feature in India that will allow people to send money to other WhatsApp users, excluding merchant accounts. The feature is currently in beta.

This may not seem like a lot when compared to other popular messaging platforms, such as Telegram, but WhatsApp went a long, long time without any new features at all. Beta testers have now found that this functionality is live, with a large list of supported banks displayed in the WhatsApp user interface.

Also Read: WhatsApp Pay: Make Payments Through Your WhatsApp Chats
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Users must then configure the feature by first verifying their phone number via SMS and choosing a bank. The option to send a payment is then available from the main WhatsApp interface, in the same area where you can also share a photo, video, file, contact or location into your chat session.

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Bibith K Mathew (born on 29 July 1998) is an Indian Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as the CEO and Managing Director Vebcy Innovations and HostMargin India.

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