Hello Indians, now you can send money to your loved ones directly through the WhatsApp messenger as easy as possible.
First it was WhatsApp Pay Brazil, now the sevice is extended to India starting from 06/11/20, users in India can hence transfer money directly on WhatsApp without visiting any local Bank. This information was disclosed by WhatsApp on their twitter page that,
Starting today, people across India will be able to send money through WhatsApp. This secure payments 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.
According to WhatsApp, the payment feature is in partnership with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) using the Unified Payment Interface (UPI). To kick-start this service in India, WhatsApp start with the following five leading banks in India: ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, the State Bank of India, and Jio Payments Bank.
However, one must have a bank account and debit card in India to be able to use this service. Ready for WhatsApp Pay in India? Kindle update your App from Play Store for Android users or Apple Store for iOS users.