WhatsApp Adds Indian Rupee Symbol To Chat Box For Digital Payments


WhatsApp added the ₹ (Indian Rupee) symbol to its chat editor on Thursday, making it easier for Indian users to transmit payments using the service.

He also revealed that the composer’s camera icon can now scan any QR code to facilitate payment at over 20 million businesses in India.

Payments on WhatsApp are expected to become more inclusive and simpler as a result of these improvements, as users can now send money using two of the most famous and identifiable symbols in the composition of the WhatsApp conversation.

The rollout of the Rupee (₹) sign has started and will be available to users across India in the coming weeks.

The most recent enhancements aim to make WhatsApp payments more inclusive and simpler, allowing users to send money using two of the most widely recognized symbols, all from within the WhatsApp Chat Dialer.

The rollout of the Rupee (₹) sign has started and will be available to users across India in the coming weeks.

Speaking at the Global Fintech Festival, Manesh Mahatme, Director of Payments, WhatsApp India, said, “We believe true inclusion is when customers don’t have to navigate their phones to make a payment. An end point is where payments only “fit” into a customer’s intrinsic behavior. Hundreds of millions of customers send WhatsApp messages every day. I spent many minutes on WhatsApp. Take a photo and send photos. We want to make sending money as easy and streamlined as sending a message. “

“Smartphones, data and the technological advancements of the previous decade are key elements pushing India towards a fintech revolution,” Mahatme said when asked what it takes to establish “digital payments for Bharat “.

“India is only just beginning its digital payment journey,” he added.

According to Mahatme, more than 80% of consumer purchases are still made in cash.

(With contributions from agencies)


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