Whatsapp Payments News
WhatsApp partners with SBI, ICICI, Axis and HDFC Bank for its payment service in India
WhatsApp payment service is now available for 20 million users including both iOS and Android users in India.
How to send money via UPI ID on WhatsApp Payments
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to send money via UPI using WhatsApp's new payment feature.
WhatsApp payments service gets NPCI nod for roll out in India for upto 20 million users
WhatsApp has been running a pilot service for the last two years but was not given a formal go-ahead because of data localisation requirements.
WhatsApp is reportedly being investigated by Indian authorities for abusing its dominance on a large user base
A complaint with CCI alleges that WhatsApp is abusing its dominant position by offering payment services to its vast base of messaging app users in the country.
WhatsApp Pay may be delayed as govt flags risk to payments via social media apps
This comes days after Zuckerberg announced that there will soon be "positive news" about the service's launch.
WhatsApp Pay will launch in India soon says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
In an earnings call, the Facebook CEO said that the company is optimistic about WhatsApp Pay in India.
Facebook India head says WhatsApp Payments could be disruptive in the country: Report
WhatsApp is waiting for regulatory approval to launch Payments that’s currently on a pilot program
WhatsApp's compliance with local data under question by Indian Supreme Court
WhatsApp has been testing a payments service but local data storage norms have delayed an official launch.
WhatsApp could soon let iOS users preview voice messages in notifications
The voice note preview will likely be part of a major update and will come along some other features.
WhatsApp Pay being tested in India but no timeline for release: Mark Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg says that users will be able to use WhatsApp Pay via Messenger and Instagram as well.
WhatsApp Pay could go live in five months, undergoing third-party audit: Report
Currently, only around 7 lakh WhatsApp users in India can use the WhatsApp Pay beta feature
Why Abhijit Bose could be key to WhatsApp's ability to scale up payments biz in India
Bose has been evangelising the idea of how Ezetap could turn any mobile device into a PoS device.
WhatsApp builds system to store payments-related data in India abiding by RBI norms
WhatsApp has been trying to break into the country’s payments space for a while now.
WhatsApp Payments may hire former Paytm vice president as India head: Report
WhatsApp considers India as a prime market for payments but it is yet to get a nod from government.
WhatsApp to meet IT Ministry requirements except for message traceability: Report
WhatsApp agrees to comply with all requirements to tackle fake news except for message traceability.
WhatsApp's compliance with RS Prasad's request may have no impact on fake news
The requirements are in relation to the increasing fake news menace and Whatsapp’s payment service.
Plea filed in SC to restrain WhatsApp from proceeding with its payment service
Almost one million people are "testing" the WhatsApp's payments service in India.
WhatsApp must have an office in India to launch its payments service says MeitY
MeitY is firm on its stance and says that WhatsApp has to set up an office and a team in India.
WhatsApp payment service, which rivals the likes of Paytm, has been in beta testing over the last few months.
Full support for UPI payments via WhatsApp appears to be rolling out in India
We expect that this is a staggered rollout that will arrive to more users over the next few weeks.