Articles about WhatsApp Pay

WhatsApp Pay, an in-chat payment feature of the popular messaging app, was launched in February 2018. The launch was exclusively in India, which boasts of a booming digital payments market. It follows the UPI-based payments service and allows one to send as well as receive money. Despite a National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) approval and a pretty old launch, WhatsApp Pay is still not available to all users of the messaging app. Probably those who have WhatsApp’s beta version are able to use this payment option. That’s because right now, WhatsApp is facing a legal battle, whereby it has been accused of not creating a separate, “dedicated app” for the transactions, and making it an in-app feature.

16 Nov 2022

Ashneer Grover
Ashneer Grover trolls WhatsApp Pay, calls it the 'biggest failure'

Ashneer Grover, the co-founder and former MD of BharatPe, was at his candid best in his tweets about WhatsApp Pay. He called the UPI-based payment service from the popular chat platform the biggest failure in India as a tech product.

13 Jun 2022

New WhatsApp features: Increased group limit to WhatsApp Pay cashback

To ensure its competitive edge in the market, the popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has announced several new features.

25 Sep 2021

WhatsApp Pay spotted beta testing cashback feature in India

Reputed WhatsApp feature tracking website WABetaInfo has reportedly spotted an in-development feature that would incentivize WhatsApp Pay users with benefits in the form of cashback in India.

17 Aug 2021

Now, you can add personalized background while using WhatsApp Payments

As part of its ongoing push to woo users toward using the in-app payments feature, WhatsApp has introduced the ability to customize the background of the message bubble when you send money to people using WhatsApp Payments.

26 Jun 2021

How to use WhatsApp Pay to send money to contacts?

Facebook-owned WhatsApp first introduced an in-app money transfer service in 2018 as part of a trial. Named WhatsApp Pay, it officially launched last year and is now available to 20 million users in India.

06 Nov 2020

WhatsApp's payments service is finally here: How to use it

WhatsApp has launched its payments service in India after receiving a nod from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

04 Aug 2020

WhatsApp finally meets requirements to roll out payments in India

WhatsApp may finally get the go-ahead to launch payments in India.

24 Jun 2020

WhatsApp's payments service suspended in Brazil: Here's why

Just 10 days back, WhatsApp had launched its much-coveted payments service in Brazil, its second-biggest market after India, and opened a way to send and receive money on chat.

15 Jun 2020

WhatsApp launches payments in Brazil, ahead of India

WhatsApp has launched its peer-to-peer payments service for users across Brazil.

10 May 2020

#WeeklyRecap: New MacBook, Surface notebooks, Unacademy breach, and more

This week, some notable developments were made in the world of technology, particularly in the consumer tech category.

WhatsApp Pay may finally be launched this month: Details here

WhatsApp's much-coveted digital payments service, WhatsApp Pay, may finally be launched by the end of this month.

29 Apr 2020

WhatsApp might soon start offering loans in India: Details here

Since 2018, WhatsApp has been working on a peer-to-peer transfer facility for India - its biggest market.

17 Feb 2020

WhatsApp is expected to get these new features soon

WhatsApp is constantly adding new features to make the messaging platform more functional and secure for its billions of users.

16 Feb 2020

How to set up and use WhatsApp Pay in India

WhatsApp Pay, the digital payment service by WhatsApp, has finally gotten necessary approvals from regulators in India for a phased roll-out.

13 Nov 2019

#NewsBytesExplainer: What is Facebook Pay, how to use it?

In a major move, Facebook has launched its own payments system to enable seamless peer-to-peer transfers and purchases across all its products.

15 Oct 2019

#TechBytes: 5 cool features coming on WhatsApp

Despite being a little slow at releasing fancy capabilities, WhatsApp has managed to retain the top spot in the messaging category.

01 Jan 2019

#TechBytes: 6 new features coming to WhatsApp in 2019

WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular instant messaging app with over 1.5bn users worldwide. The Facebook-owned company regularly adds new features to its app, which has now evolved into a multi-purpose platform.

03 Dec 2018

Beware, WhatsApp users! Don't fall prey to these scams, hoaxes

With over 1.5 billion users worldwide, WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular instant messaging app that is evolving into a multi-purpose platform.

01 Aug 2018

Seems like you have to wait longer for WhatsApp Payments

WhatsApp's Payments service has hit yet another hurdle in India - now, the government has reportedly told WhatsApp that it can't roll out the service till it sets up an office and recruits a team in India.

13 Jul 2018

10 lesser known WhatsApp tricks you should try now

Almost every person who owns a smartphone uses WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app, which has now evolved into a multi-purpose platform.

25 Jun 2018

WhatsApp Pay to offer 24-hour customer support in India

WhatsApp is setting up a 24-hour customer support for WhatsApp Pay, its UPI-based payments service that allows users to send and receive money through the chat app.

23 Jun 2018

WhatsApp gets a new privacy policy: All details here

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp, which is launching payments services in India, has updated its privacy policy and terms of use to "reflect the addition of payment interoperability features."

20 Jun 2018

Now access news, live TV, entertainment, games in Paytm Inbox

Digital payments platform Paytm has added new infotainment features to "Inbox," its in-app messaging service.

12 Jun 2018

WhatsApp Payments or Paytm, who will win digital payments race?

The world's largest messaging app WhatsApp, which has now become a part and parcel of our daily lives, recently rolled out its digital payments feature 'WhatsApp Payments' on a trial basis in India.

30 May 2018

You may get WhatsApp payment feature next week

Earlier in February, WhatsApp did an initial roll-out of its payment feature in India which allows users to send and receive money through the chat app.

23 Apr 2018

5 latest WhatsApp features you should know about

Recently, WhatsApp has rolled out many new features either in a beta update or in a full-blown launch to make our lives a little easier.

17 Apr 2018

WhatsApp Pay beta-rolls out Request Money feature on Android

WhatsApp recently beta-launched its UPI-based digital payments feature WhatsApp Pay in India that allows users to send and receive money through the chat app.

10 Apr 2018

WhatsApp might share your payment data with Facebook

WhatsApp recently beta-launched its UPI-based digital payments feature WhatsApp Pay that allows users to send and receive money through the chat app.

24 Mar 2018

Users can send money on Google Pay through voice commands

Google has rolled out a capability that allows users in the US to transact via Google Pay simply by giving voice commands to Google Assistant.

14 Mar 2018

Sending money through UPI IDs becomes easier on WhatsApp Pay

WhatsApp's recently beta-launched UPI-based digital payments feature WhatsApp Pay allows users to send and receive money through the chat app.

13 Mar 2018

Top 6 WhatsApp secrets you probably didn't know about

WhatsApp is one of the world's most popular instant messengers having more than 1.5 billion users across the globe, with nearly 250 million in India itself.

07 Mar 2018

Google rolls out chat feature to digital payments app Tez

Google is adding a chat feature to its India-exclusive digital payments app Tez.

28 Feb 2018

Changes you can expect in the upcoming WhatsApp update

The much-awaited WhatsApp update will soon hit the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

25 Feb 2018

A step-by-step guide to using WhatsApp Pay

WhatsApp is testing its payment feature in India which will allow users to send and receive money through the chat app.

16 Feb 2018

Facebook is the world's most evil company: Paytm founder

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO of India's biggest mobile wallet firm Paytm, has called Facebook "the most evil company in the world."

11 Feb 2018

How to send and receive money on WhatsApp

Earlier this week, WhatsApp started testing its Unified Payment Interface-based payment service in India.

11 Nov 2017

How can WhatsApp generate revenue for Facebook?

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has one of the world's largest user-bases with over 1.3 billion users.

08 Nov 2017

US-based PayPal officially launches domestic operations in India

Upping the competition in the Indian digital payments space, global online payments pioneer PayPal has officially launched domestic operations in India.

03 Nov 2017

Paytm launches "Inbox" in-app messaging service to take on WhatsApp

At a time when WhatsApp is about to debut "in-chat payments feature" to take on Paytm in India, the country's largest digital wallet app has launched a messaging feature, as a direct competition to Facebook-owned messenger.

01 Nov 2017

WhatsApp Pay: You can soon make payments on WhatsApp

The Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp, is set to introduce a new in-chat UPI-based payments feature in the coming months, enabling its over one billion users to transfer funds directly from the app.