WhatsApp Pay now available for users in India

November 6, 2020 by No Comments

WhatsApp Pay has finally gone live in India. The company on Friday announced that the feature will be available in India starting today. WhatsApp in its blog has mentioned that it wants to make money transferring as easy as sending messages on the app

Announcing the new feature, WhatsApp said in a blog, “Starting today, people across India will be able to send money through WhatsApp. This secure payment experience makes transferring money just as easy as sending a message. People can safely send money to a family member or share the cost of goods from a distance without having to exchange cash in person or going to a local bank.

Who will be able to send money using WhatsApp?

Over 400 million WhatsApp users in India can now securely send money to friends and family, and payments feature is now available for iPhone and Android users who are on the latest version of the app.

Payments are available now in 10 Indian regional language versions of WhatsApp.

What do you need to use WhatsApp Pay?

All you need is a debit card with a bank that supports UPI. You can find the update in the latest version of WhatsApp.

How to use it?

In order to use WhatsApp Pay, you must have the WhatsApp application on your phone.

To enable the payment service, a user must initiate a payment to a contact.

Steps to set up the payment option

Open WhatsApp

Tap on three vertical dots on the top right corner

Click on ‘Payments’

Select Add new payment method

Select Accept and continue to get started

Choose your bank from the list

You’ll now need to verify your phone number

Make sure that the WhatsApp number you’re using is the same one registered with your bank account

Verify your bank account via SMS

Click allow to let WhatsApp verify that the SIM card is the one registered with your account

Allow again for WhatsApp to send texts to authenticate your account

WhatsApp will now verify with your bank and pull up all accounts registered with your number

Select the one you’d like to use to finish setting up payments

Click on ‘Done’ to finish setting up WhatsApp Pay

You will see the payment method listed in the payments page

Steps to send and receive money:

Select the contact you want to send money to

In the conversation window, select the clip icon

Choose Payment

Select the amount you’d like to send

Enter your UPI PIN

You’ll see a confirmation message showing up directly in the conversation window once the transaction is done

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