New leak hints at payment feature coming to WhatsApp soon

New leak hints at payment feature coming to WhatsApp soon
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been planning to launch UPI-based payment support for a while now and it seems like that this feature could soon see light of the day. As per WaBetaInfo (@wabetainfo), a Twitter account that tracks changes in WhatsApp’s beta builds, the latest beta version 2.17.295 of WhatsApp, will include a new feature called ‘WhatsApp Payments.’
The blog has even shared a screenshot of this feature that reads, “Immediate bank to bank transfer with UPI”. Further, it asks users to tap “‘Agree’ to accept the WhatApp Payments Terms and Privacy Policy and Bank’s Terms and Privacy Policy.”

It is worth mentioning that when we installed this version of WhatsApp, we could not locate this feature. WhatsApp has already received permission from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to enter into partnership with multiple banks to allow users to make in-app payments and money transfers using the Unified Payments Interface (UPI).

UPI enables account-to-account transfers from mobile apps without having any details of the beneficiary’s bank.

Recently, there were also reports of that the world’s most popular messaging app is testing a new feature that will allow users to post status updates with colourful background. The alleged upcoming feature was first spotted by Android Police website. According to a report on Android Police, the feature is available in WhatsApp Android beta version 2.17.291. The report, however, adds that it is also possible that some beta testers are not able to see the feature. Some of the beta testers can now also notice a floating pen icon placed in the Status tab at the bottom of the screen. After clicking on the icon, they will get an option to type a status and select a particular font, background colour and emoji.

WhatsApp has recently rolled out many new features aimed at enhancing users experience. Recently, another online report claimed that WhatsApp is planning to roll out some business-friendly features on Windows Phone devices.