WhatsApp Payment to Reach More Countries After Testing in India

WhatsApp Payments is still active in its beta form in India.

Published30 Apr 2019, 07:23 PM IST
Tech News
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Mark Zuckerberg’s opening keynote at the Facebook Developer Conference 2019, also called F8, might be the shortest one we have ever seen in a while. However, the Facebook CEO didn’t miss out on key aspects that the company is looking to focus on this year.

One of them being WhatsApp Payments.

Zuckerberg announced that after WhatsApp Payment’s “successful testing” in India, the feature is going to be made available across others countries very soon.

This year in April, Zuckerberg emphasised how key India is in it’s plans to develop WhatsApp Payments to be a more user friendly platform.

Facebook is upbeat on the growth of digital payments in India and is actively working on launching WhatsApp Pay soon, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.

“We have a test that is running in India for WhatsApp now, we’re hoping to launch in several other countries at some point, but I don’t want to put a timeframe on that here. It’s something that we’re actively working on,” he said.

Facebook daily active users reached 1.56 billion, up 8 percent compared to last year, led by growth in India, Indonesia and the Philippines. Of those, over 400 million users exist in India.

Though WhatsApp Payments had introduced the pay feature a while back in its beta version, it could only attract a million users on the platform. The app is still active in its beta version in India.

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