The peer-to-peer (P2P) payment feature is available with WhatsApp in India with four banks and is available with 10 Indian regional language.
WhatsApp is the widely used instant messenger application not only in India but across the world. Facebook-owned WhatsApp keeps on adding new features. This time WhatsApp released one of the important feature of WhatsApp pay. This popular social media messaging application has proposed of the payment feature back in 2018, but took 2 long years to finally get an approval from NCPI (National Payments Corporation India) and soon after a month WhatsApp bring the payment feature with supporting 4 Indian banks.
However, WhatsApp Pay on Wednesday announced that it is now live with State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and Axis Bank for Indian users. Now users can avail UPI (Unified Payment Interface) features to send and receive money through WhatsApp Pay. If the users are using old versions of the applications this feature won’t be available, updating the app the users can see the options to add bank accounts and can send or receive payments.
How to add bank account on WhatsApp using Android
Steps you can follow to add your bank account on WhatsApp using Android:
Step 1: First, open WhatsApp on your Android device.
Step 2: Next, tap More options(three dots).
Step 3: Now, from given options tap Settings > Payments > Add new account.
Step 5: From the list of banks, tap the name of your bank.
Step 6: Now, tap Verify via SMS > Allow.
Step 7: Next, tap the bank account you want to add to send and receive payments with WhatsApp>tap Done.
How to add bank account on WhatsApp using iPhone
Steps you can follow to add bank account on WhatsApp using the iPhone.
Step 1: First, open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
Step 2: Next, tap Settings > Payments > Add New Account.
Step 4: From the list of banks, tap the name of your bank.
Step 5: Next, tap Verify via SMS.
Step 6: A pre-filled SMS with a verification code will open up on your phone.
Step 7: Tap Send to send this message and verify your account.
Note: Don’t make any edits (changes) to the content of this message.
Step 8: Tap the bank account you want to add to send and receive payments with WhatsApp> tap Done.
WhatsApp has informed earlier that the UPI payments feature is designed with a strong set of security and privacy principles, including entering a personal 6 digit UPI PIN for each payment.