WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging platform on mobiles. Available on both Android and iOS with the ability to access the chats on the web too, the Facebook-owned company will soon bring a new feature to its smartphone platform.
What is the new Whatsapp feature?
Well, it is one of the most sought after features which users wanted to come to WhatsApp. In a first WhatsApp will soon let its patrons use one single account on multiple devices. A report emerged in WABetainfo that says the company is working on a UWP version of the application that will allow this feature to take place. It will be platform agnostic and consumer can use the messaging service with one account enabled on multiple devices.
The current WhatsApp web version should not see any change but the major upgrade will be rolled out to Android as well as iOS devices. Furthermore, the UWP version of the software will work on its own while the web version will need an internet connection on both devices. A definite timeline for the roll out has not been confirmed as yet. But if we go by the past rollouts by WhatsApp, this update should be out in the coming months.
Recently, the Global Head of WhatsApp also announced that UPI payments will be coming to India. Peer-to-peer UPI based payment service will come to India later this year, the company’s Global Head Will Cathcart announced.
Speaking about the rollout, Cathcart said, “To boost digital inclusion in India, we can launch the (Pay) service across the country later this year after meeting regulations.”
A test run of its payments service with one million users in the country was conducted in 2018. This could not fully roll it out because of digital expenses outline and its guidelines. Though, now the WhatsApp Payments service is in its final stage, it will be made available in India soon. So, users will be able to make payment directly from the popular messenger platform.
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