WhatsApp payment feature called WhatsApp Pay has been in a beta mode since last year.
WhatsApp is currently piloting WhatsApp payments and is waiting for a formal approval to be granted.
WhatsApp VP Chris Daniels on Wednesday met Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss the issue of fake news.
The advertisements on WhatsApp statuses will be powered by Facebook's native advertising system.
DEF will host 40 training sessions in ten states, creating greater awareness about fake news.
WhatsApp says that it cannot trace the origin of messages because of end-to-end encryption.
The government is looking for other "technical solutions" to curb instances of fake news.
WhatsApp agrees to comply with all requirements to tackle fake news except for message traceability.
Ravi Shankar Prasad meets WhatsApp CEO Chris Daniels to discuss menace of fake news, asks for grievance officer in India
Union IT and Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad met with WhatsApp CEO Chris Daniels in New Delhi and said that it was a "productive meeting." Daniels is in India this week as the company is trying to address concerns around fake news on its messaging platform which have led to horrific crimes like mob-lynching. According to sources, Daniels will be in India for 4-5 days and meet business and government officials during his visit.
Facebook Inc plans to scale up its service to offer free basic Internet on mobile phones, an executive said, after introducing the application in 17 developing countries over the past year.