Another 10 months ago WhatsApp confirmed that it is working on creating a service for exchanging payments within the application. And it looks like the company launched it on the territory of India, but so far only in the beta version.
How it works
Payments appeared in the "Attachments" section. There you can select your preferred account and connect it to the Indian government's UPI (Unified Payments Interface) platform. This platform, which will allow the transfer of data between participating banks within the country. Such large companies as Google and Samsung have long been connected to it. It is also reported that users should perform the "WhatsApp Payments" function to complete transactions.
In the dry residue
Now there are 200 million active users of instant messengers in India. So it's logical why the company chose this country to test the new function. While there is no information about the official announcement of the system or its distribution in the US and Europe.
Read in Russian: WhatsApp начал тестировать сервис мобильных платежей