Ever since Facebook acquired Whatsapp, it has been adding a range of new features to the app. Previously, Whatsapp was just a simple app used to connect with your friends.
But now it has become like a mini social media network with a lot of new features like the new status and sharing for all file types.
The latest feature to make its way into the Whatsapp Beta update is the ability to make payment transfers right from Whatsapp.
Starting from Whatsapp version 2.17.295 you might be able to make transfers between banks using your Whatsapp account.
According to Whatsapp blog, this feature is still under development and it has not been made public yet. So, even if you are on the latest beta update, you might not be able to spot this new payments feature.
What is UPI?
The new UPI is the Unified Payments Interface and it supports instant fund transfers between popular banks in India.
Whatsapp recently crossed the 1 billion active users per month mark and a significant percentage of these users are from India.
So, with over 200 million people using Whatsapp on a daily basis, the new UPI feature might actually prove to be useful.
If the feature rolls out to the stable version, many people could benefit from it as they do not have to face the hassle of using a separate app for making transfers.
When Can I Get It?
Let us know in the comments below if you can spot the new feature on your Whatsapp account.
If you are not a beta user, you can use the below link to download the latest APK of Whatsapp to get your hands on the latest features before everyone else.