Jun 16, 2020 App News
Whatsapp is one of the leading social media websites, and is owned by an even bigger fish in the pond, being Facebook. As the app reaches over a billion users on a monthly basis, Facebook is trying new ways to make the app more functional and easy to operate for users globally. Not just that, it's also their goal to make all the apps under Facebook, being Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger, be the social hub for all users. The goal is to provide all the features in one place, so that users can do and access everything they need under one big roof, which is Facebook. If you want to post daily updates and highlights about your routine, you can use Instagram. If you want to chat with close friends and family members, then you have Whatsapp. However, it doesn't just end at chatting and being social only - as Facebook recently announced the introduction of Whatsapp Pay, using which you can make online payments to contacts through Whatsapp itself.
Whatsapp will make use of Facebook Pay, an already established online payment system by Facebook which is tried and tested and works flawlessly. It will be backed by biometric security, passwords and more using your phone, depending on you and what you decide to choose.
This announcement was made on Facebook's official blog itself, along with Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, posting a status from his own account talking about this new addition to their arsenal. You'll be able to make payments seamlessly and send money to your contact members through secure methods, as Facebook's encryption mechanism is great to say the least. However, this feature is only available in Brazil for now, and we don't know if or when we'll see it being rolled out to other countries as well.