The developers of the popular messenger WhatsApp have made it easier to send money through the WhatsApp Pay payment system. For this, a new button has been added to the program, which allows you to make a quick transfer of funds. Currently, the innovation is available in the beta version of the application.
Now, to send money, WhatsApp users need to go to the chat page and select the appropriate option. The innovation involves the appearance of an additional button right in the main chat window. This will make it easier to send payments; as users will not need to open additional menus and search for the desired function.
According to reports, the button for making quick payments appeared in the beta version of WhatsApp 2.21.17. The source notes that in the iOS version of the messenger, this function will also appear along with the release of one of the next beta versions of the application.
The WhatsApp Pay service itself is built on the Unified Payments Interface platform; which is also the basis for other similar services, including Google Pay and Flipkart PhonePe. The service is suitable for free and fast sending and receiving funds between two bank accounts.
Since the button for making quick payments via WhatsApp Pay is currently available only to some users of the beta version of the application; it is too early to talk about its appearance in the stable versions of the messenger. Obviously, it will appear in stable versions of WhatsApp only after the developers are convinced of the functionality of the function.
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