For some of the best Android phones, WhatsApp is among the best messaging apps. If you’re in India or Brazil, you can now use WhatsApp to transfer money directly from the app. To facilitate money transfers in India, the feature uses the country’s Unified Payment Interface (UPI) infrastructure. You can transfer funds to your friends and family using WhatsApp. So here’s how to get started with WhatsApp payments.
To get started with WhatsApp Payments, you’ll first need to link your bank account to the service. The UPI service primarily works with your phone number to facilitate transactions.
Here’s how to set up your account to transact.
Open WhatsApp on your Android device and tap the three dots in the top right corner of the app.
Choose “Payments” from the drop-down menu. Choose “Add payment method” from the drop-down menu. You will be prompted to agree to the WhatsApp Payment terms and conditions. Accept and continue by clicking on the “Accept and continue” button.
You will be presented with a selection of banks to choose from; choose the bank from which you want to make payments. When choosing this bank account, make sure that the number associated with the bank and the WhatsApp number are both the same.
Once this verification is complete, you will receive a UPI ID for your subsequent transactions.
Choose the person you want to send money to from your WhatsApp contact list. Click on the payment option after opening the chat option. If the contact you have chosen does not accept payments via WhatsApp, you can transfer funds using the person’s UPI ID from another platform, such as Google Pay or PhonePe. A pop-up window will appear telling you that the contact does not use the WhatsApp payment system, and then you can choose the “Send to UPI ID” option.
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