WhatsApp digital payment beta tests now started in India
WhatsApp has finally started testing the digital payments feature. The features has been working on since early 2017.
India has the largest number of WhatsApp users, with around 200 million people using it daily, according to TechCrunch. The Facebook-owned chat app is currently giving a limited number of users in India the chance to give its built-in payments feature a spin. Below is the screenshots shared by UI designer Nagender Rao Savanth.
The feature can apparently be accessed in a chat window through the Attachments menu. The option is said to be available alongside other options such as Gallery, Video, Documents etc. Clicking on Payments will open a disclaimer window, followed by a list of banks to choose from.
It offers a huge list of banks to choose from which include State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, and ICICI Bank, which are some of the biggest in the country.
The company also makes use of the Indian government’s Unified Payments Interface, or UPI, framework, which allows for instant transfer between participating banks. It’s not clear when the full payments service will launch in India, or if it will make its way to Europe or North America any time soon.