Friday May 14, 2021
WhatsApp has rolled out an update and submitted it through the Google Play Beta Program — bringing the version up to 184.108.40.206.
WhatsApp's UPI payments feature is already in use in India, according to WABetainfo, but the feature is not available to everyone.
However, Indian people — who do not have the option — could enable it by sending a payment request.
"Payments requests are the way to enable the feature for a contact. It’s totally free and this action will immediately make available UPI Payments for the recipient of the request," said WABetainfo.
WhatsApp is working on a new section to introduce UPI Payments.
"We don’t know if WhatsApp is developing this new section because there will be a new announcement that will allow everyone in India to send UPI Payments by default without any payment request, but it’s a possibility," it added.