Sending money via apps has been fairly common for a while and it seems that the option will soon be available to WhatsApp users.
Similar to PayPal, the new WhatsApp Payment feature will mean that you can repay your friends for meals, taxi fares or even a few drinks at the bar.
The feature will be rolled out in UK in the next update with it being available in other countries shortly after.
This new feature was first spotted by WABetaInfo who show a screenshot of the app using the United Payments Interface (UPI) for ‘immediate’ transfers.
Sadly, little other information about the feature is available although it is expected to be available on both the iOS and Android platforms.
Users of Facebook Messenger in certain countries have had the option to send money to friends for some time, and Apple is also expected to debut the feature when it rolls out iOS 11.
Earlier this year it was reported that the send money feature would be first rolled out in India. However, the discovery of the feature being in advanced stage of beta testing suggests its launch could be more widespread.
In other news regarding the platform, the ‘Unsend’ function now seems to well into the development stage which will again will be a relief to those who have unwittingly sent erroneous messages in the past.
WABetaInfo reports the option to recall messages will be called “Delete for everyone”.
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.17.303: goodbye "Recall", the option to revoke messages is called "Delete for everyone"
[AVAILABLE IN FUTURE] pic.twitter.com/SEVVvJp18J
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) August 16, 2017