WhatsApp Payments: WhatsApp has again come with the newest update. The WhatsApp users in India can now add payments background at the time of transferring money from the app. This feature is exclusively announced for Indian users only. The company says that this feature will help people of India in conveying a feeling along with sending money.
WhatsApp Payments: Users Can Now Add Payments Background While Transferring Money
WhatsApp’s payments background feature is very much similar to Google Pay’s payments background feature. In Gpay, users are free to add different backgrounds from the option given by the company while sending money. Now, WhatsApp users can enjoy the same things on WhatsApp. Notably, the Facebook messaging app had first rolled out the payments feature in India in partnership with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
WhatsApp said the core idea behind the Payments Background feature is to create a more personalised experience for the sender and the receiver by adding an element of expression to monetary transactions.
“WhatsApp is a safe space where people share their thoughts and feelings with their friends and family. With Payments Backgrounds, our effort is to bring excitement to everyday payments through WhatsApp and enable our users to express themselves if they wish, through a range of emotive themes denoting celebrations, affection, warmth or fun,” said Manesh Mahatme, Director of WhatsApp Payments.
“We believe that sending and receiving money is so much more than just a transaction. Often it’s the stories behind the exchanges that are priceless. We look forward to creating more features and functionalities and continue making payments on WhatsApp an interesting and interactive experience,” he added.
Based on the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), WhatsApp’s Payments feature supports a real-time payment system that enables transactions with over 227 banks.
Earlier this year, WhatsApp had appointed Manesh Mahatme to head its payments business in India. Mahatme came to the Facebook-owned messaging platform after spending nearly seven years at Amazon Pay India, where he was Director and then a Board Member. He also spent four years at telecom giant Airtel’s payments unit, Airtel Money.
Now, the payment system enables transactions with more than 227 banks.
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Here is how you can add the feature:-
— Tap on the chat you would like to send the money to.
— Enter the amount you want to send to the contact
— Tap on the background icon
— Scroll through the available options and tap the background you want to use.
— To return to your payment message, tap the payment amount or tap X to dismiss the background options.
Notably, you can change the amount or enter a description even after you have added a background. Adding a background would not affect your chat.
Manesh Mahatme, Director of WhatsApp Payments said, “WhatsApp is a safe space where people share their thoughts and feelings with their friends and family. We look forward to creating more features and functionalities and continue making payments on WhatsApp an interesting and interactive experience.”
Know The Steps To Add This WhatsApp Feature
Step 1: Firstly, click on the chat you would like to send the money to.
Step 2: Enter the amount you want to send to the contact
Step 3: Tap on the background icon
Step 4: Scroll through the available options and tap the background you want to use.
Step 5: In order to return to the payment message, simply click on the payment amount or tap X to dismiss the background options.
Particularly, users can also change the amount or enter a description even after you have added a background. Doing changes to the background would not affect your chat.