There’s no wonder why WhatsApp is the most popular video calling app, surpassing 2 billion users. The Facebook-owned app is constantly bringing new features for its users, and the most recent one shall be a true delight. The person-to-person payments had gone live Monday, June 15.
For now, the new feature is available only for Brazil, but we can hope that this situation will improve.
People and small businesses targetted
The official blog of WhatsApp is explaining more about the new person-to-person payments:
We’re excited to announce that starting today we’re bringing digital payments to WhatsApp users in Brazil. People will be able to send money securely or make a purchase from a local business without leaving their chat.
The over 10 million small and micro businesses are the heartbeat of Brazil’s communities. It’s become second nature to send a zap to a business to get questions answered. Now in addition to viewing a store’s catalog, customers will be able to send payments for products as well. Making payments simple can help bring more businesses into the digital economy, opening up new opportunities for growth.
The new feature is expected to be a great success in Brazil during these pandemic times. The country is confronting itself with a growth in the number of infected people with the COID-19 virus, and the overall picture looks awful. The total number of infections from Brazil is approaching one million, and over 45,000 people from the South American country died because of the virus.
The future looks bright for WhatsApp, as the instant messaging service recently got some interesting new capabilities. Furthermore, it awaits even more, and we are proud to present a few of them: Redesigned menu, Search by Date, Redesigned Storage Usage, Clear except for Starred, Share Chat, Search image on the web, and New chat bubble color.