WhatsApp Payment coming to more countries, says Zuckerberg

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WhatsApp Payment, which utilizes the revolutionary UPI in India is still not widely available. Amidst that, the founder of Facebook – Mark Zuckerberg has now revealed that the Payment service will be launched in more countries.

The revelation comes as a part of his remarks during Facebook’s Q4 earnings call. Zuckerberg revealed that the company will roll out Payments on WhatsApp in select other markets that too soon. However, He didn’t share the estimated time of arrival of the roll-out.

Nonetheless, we can expect WhatsApp to roll-out it is Payment service where the social-media app has a great hold, just like India. Going by the popularity basis – Mexico, Indonesia, South Africa, Malaysia, and Brazil are the next most eligible nations for the payment service. But, we need to wait and see where all the service actually arise.

Note that, the Whatsapp Payment in India is backed by UPI, which is India exclusive. So, we don’t have any idea what WhatsApp will be used as the interface for the payments service in other markets. Also in India, WhatsApp is in middle of certain regulatory hurdles which is not letting the payment service to be widely available. Whether the same situation might taunt WhatsApp in other countries or not is something which is of great concern.

 

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