WhatsApp user to user payments have started rolling out in India, though the development took a pretty lengthy period of 10 months after the first public mention of the feature. At the moment, it is rolling out gradually for beta testers in India, which means that the full release might be coming out any moment from now.
In line with earlier information gotten during the public mention, WhatsApp user to user payments are done through United Payment Interface (UPI), which is India’s popular payment system. The payment system is already adopted by all major banks and even some services in the country.
The new implementation is going to be very simple and straightforward. WhatsApp will be having a new “Payments” tab in its settings menu. This feature allows you to enter and verify your bank account information, agree to a fee service and their provacy policies. The menu will also hold a detailed log of payment history, including the two parties and banks involved.
The WhatsApp user to user payments themselves will be handled seamlessly as in-chat attachments. This development will be a great step forward in driving India towards a cashless digital economy. With the popularity of WhatsApp across India, the WhatsApp user to user payment system could indeed go a long way in popularizing UPI and aim at convenient and secure digital transactions in India.
How To Become a WhatsApp user to user payments Beta Tester
If you are in India and you feel like test-driving the new WhatsApp user to user payments feature, all you need to do us to follow these steps:
- Sign up to become a WhatsApp beta tester by following this link here
- Have an account with one of the supported banks in India (e.g Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, and lots more)
- Have a friend, family or client that gets qualified by following the same process
- Finally, both parties need to wait a bit for the staged beta rollout to arrive at both devices
So these are the important things you need to know about the new WhatsApp user to user payments in India and how you can become a beta tester. Kindly share this piece of information with your friends on various social media by using your preferred share icons below.