In this article, we’ll show you how send or receive money using the WhatsApp payment feature. Facebook-owned WhatsApp and the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) have announced that the service will start accepting UPI payments in early November. Unified Payment Interface (UPI), India’s first real-time payment system that supports transactions with more than 160 supported banks, has used WhatsApp in collaboration with NPCI to build its payment feature, according to a company blog post.
To start paying through the app, you must first link your bank account to WhatsApp. All major Indian banks offer UPI which is primarily based on your phone number. The best part is that you can use the WhatsApp payment feature even if your bank has not set up a UPI account for you as it will generate a new UPI ID for you. Below are the steps to send or receive money using WhatsApp Payment.
How to send or receive money using WhatsApp Payment
Step 1: For Android users, launch WhatsApp on your mobile and click on three dots in the upper right corner of the application. iOS users must click on the ‘Settings‘ option in the lower right corner.
We hope you enjoy our article on how to set up WhatsApp payments to send and receive money. The American technology company announced the launch of a Unified Payment Interface (UPI)-based payment option on WhatsApp in November last year in partnership with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). The feature was introduced with support for 160 Indian banks, and WhatsApp has been trying to gradually expand its UPI user base, starting with 20 million UPI users who have signed up for the service.
Originally posted 2022-08-31 05:58:10.