Payment feature arriving to WhatsApp soon

The Facebook-possessed WhatsApp has been aiming to roll out payment support based on UPI (Unified Payments Interface) for a while now. And it appears like this new upgrade might soon come out of the water to take a breath. As per a Twitter account that follows modifications in WhatsApp’s beta builds, WaBetaInfo (@wabetainfo), the newest beta variant of WhatsApp with version number 2.17.295 will comprise a latest feature named “WhatsApp Payments.”

The blog has posted a screenshot as well of this update that reads, “Immediate bank to bank transfer with UPI”. In addition to this, it requests users to tap “‘Agree’ to accept the WhatsApp Payments Terms and Privacy Policy and Bank’s Terms and Privacy Policy.”

Payment feature arriving to WhatsApp soon

It is worth citing that when we download this variant of WhatsApp, we might not locate this update. WhatsApp has previously received authorization from the NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) to enter into a joint venture with various banks to enable consumers to make money transfers and in-app transactions using the UPI. UPI allows “account to account” transfers from mobile applications without having any data of the bank for the beneficiary.

Recently, WhatsApp was in talks due to its recent update. According to the Check Point Software Technologies, there is a flaw present that could compromise the security of the platform. This flaw is not only present in WhatsApp but also in Telegram. According to the report, the company said that WhatsApp and Telegram are at risk. Hackers can easily hack into any account and get the information of a particular user. This means that the privacy of billions of users is at risk at this very moment.

Check Point Software Technologies said that this flaw will not be made public until and unless a solution is given. The company claims to give a proper solution to the vulnerability that both the social media messaging giants are exposed to. The report provided by Check Point Software Technologies did not reveal the exact amount of users whose privacy is at risk. Playing a safe side and to keep the situation under control, the report of the company read as “hundreds of millions” customers when asked about the exact number. Fortunately, the flaw that is discovered is only in the web platform and not on the iOS and Android apps. Well, users can take a breath of relief at this point for a moment.

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