WhatsApp Payments

WhatsApp’s much-delayed payments service may take another five months to roll out

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp may take another five months to fully comply with payment data-localisation norms, persons ....

12 April, 2019

Facebook developing cryptocurrency for WhatsApp payments in India: Report

Anirban Ghoshal

Social networking firm Facebook Inc. is developing a crypto-based asset that will help users in transferring money for remittances ....

21 December, 2018
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Govt tells WhatsApp to follow the law, set up Indian entity

Anirban Ghoshal

On a day when WhatsApp chief executive Chris Daniels began his India tour, the government sent the Facebook-owned instant ....

21 August, 2018

Facebook eyes revenue from WhatsApp's payments service as India wait continues

Anand J

Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has said that the social networking giant’s instant messaging platform ....

26 July, 2018

Amid govt concerns, WhatsApp says it shares limited payments data with Facebook

Anirban Ghoshal

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp, which has been forced to defer the rollout of its payments feature in India following privacy ....

11 June, 2018

WhatsApp payments service delayed as Facebook data scandal fallout lingers

Anirban Ghoshal

Privacy and storage concerns triggered by the massive data scandal at Facebook have pushed back the India launch of the social ....

6 June, 2018
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UIDAI restricts access to Aadhaar data for mobile wallets, cites security concerns

Anirban Ghoshal

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which runs India’s national identity card project Aadhaar, has curbed ....

4 June, 2018

WhatsApp rolls out beta version of UPI-based payments feature

Anirban Ghoshal

After months of speculation, instant-messaging platform WhatsApp has finally started India rollout of its payments service in ....

9 February, 2018

WhatsApp unveils business app for Android, inches closer to revenue stream

Anirban Ghoshal

Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has rolled out a feature that connects small businesses with customers, it ....

19 January, 2018