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WhatsApp users can send and receive money

The corresponding function was discovered in the latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android. Previously co-founder of the messenger said that the company is considering the integration of payment services within WhatsApp.

WhatsApp will soon add a Payments feature that will allow users to send and receive money directly in the messenger. Transfers will be made through the interbank payment system UPI. While it is unknown which countries will run the new function and whether or not WhatsApp to charge a fee for transfers.

Co-founder of the messenger Brian Acton visited in February India. There he met with the Minister of communications and information technologies and recognized that his company is considering the possibility of integrating a payment service in WhatsApp.

The first reports that WhatsApp will launch remittance, appeared in April 2017. Then the company website has information about job openings related to digital transactions.

Remittances have in Facebook Messenger, and in the fall will be available in iMessage, but only for US residents.

Source: 9to5Google

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