WhatsApp Pay: News

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.

06 May 2024


Here's how to book DTC bus tickets on WhatsApp

WhatsApp, in partnership with Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), has unveiled a new feature for commuters in Delhi NCR.

12 Apr 2024

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Sachin Bansal's Navi app is offering cashback on UPI transactions

Navi, a fintech platform owned by Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal, has launched a rewards program for UPI users.

16 Nov 2022

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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.

05 May 2020


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.

16 Feb 2020


How to set up and use WhatsApp Pay in India

WhatsApp, has finally gotten necessary approvals from regulators in India for a phased roll-out.

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 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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.