WhatsApp Pay feature, which operated live in India in November last year, is being rolled out to further users.
WhatsApp had notified that the new payments feature would be rolled out progressively to the users. Several users did not initiate the feature shortly after it performed live, even after updating their app numerous times. Still, now most maximum users beyond Android and iOS appear to be accepting it finally.
WhatsApp Pay, as the name implies, allows users to send money from their bank accounts.
Many WhatsApp users have reported getting a prompt on their WhatsApp app urging them to set up micropayments. Users can both tap on the prompt and quickly set up their payments or do it following on the Settings menu on WhatsApp.
The method of sending and receiving money is related to how it is done on Google Pay, Phone Pe, Paytm, and other UPI apps.
WhatsApp stated that this secure payment activity performs transferring money just as simple as sending a message about the new feature.
People can securely send money to a family member or experience the cost of goods from a distance without having to exchange cash in person or going to a local bank.
The feature created the feature in partnership with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), utilizing the Unified Payment Interface (UPI), an India-first, a real-time payment system that allows transactions with over 160 supported banks.
How you can fix-up Payments on WhatsApp
- Tap the Settings menu on your WhatsApp.
- Click on Add New Payment option presented at the bottom of the screen.
- You will then be redirected to a page with a listing of banks.
- Pick your bank from the list.
- Confirm your phone number via SMS.
- A notified message will be sent from your number automatically.
- Select a bank account linked to the phone number.
- Tap on the bank account you need to add.
- Now send and receive payments to and from your WhatsApp account.
Noticeably, WhatsApp had stated that the larger rollout begins weeks after May 15, when WhatsApp rolled out its new privacy and usage policy.