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How to get WhatsApp Payments Option

This post helps you  How to get WhatsApp Payments Option. in August 2017 telegraph.co.uk reported that whatsapp to add payments option in chat. Post says whatsapp test new feature called whatsapp payments to send money easily with your friends. This is a huge annoucement and this is very bad news for Digital wallets apps like paytm, Phonepe etc.

Anyway today whatsApp rolled out Whatsapp payments option in India. Right now this service only limited to india, because whatsapp payment working using UPI (Unified Payments Interface) payment system. This feature is currently working only in beta by invitation. Today I got the option for WhatsApp payments.

How to Setup WhatsApp Payments Option

Lets start how to activate whatsapp payments option in your whatsapp account. Before staring Make sure that you have added your mobile number to bank account, and have UPI pin too.

WhatsApp Payments Option

Screen shot shows the Normal Whatsapp and Whatsapp with Payments option

Right now this new feature, available only for selected WhatsApp beta users on iOS and Android. Make sure that you are WhatsApp beta tester. If you are allredy beta tester check that Payments option available or not. If not Get invitation from your friends who have allredy got this option.

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After enabling this option tap on Payments option Verify your mobile number. Then select your bank account for me i have selected Federal bank, choose your own bank then you can see your bank account link with your mobile number. Done you are now suscessfully activated WhatsApp payment in your account. i have added a screen shot for a clear picture.

enable whatsapp payments upi

Three steps to enable WhatsApp payments in your Account

How To Invite your friend to WhatsApp payments

If your friend do not have option called payments in settings. Make sure your friend is a beta test. Then make sure that he have updated this app to latest beta verion. To invite him, just open his messages option from chat click Attachment option, Here you can see an option called Payment with a Rupee Symbel tap on it You are done. Check the screen shot below.

whatspapp payment upi

Invite friends to Whatsapp payments

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