Update: WhatsApp has denied reports that its UPI feature is fully live in India, and said that the feature is still running in beta version. An Entrackr report had earlier incorrectly reported that WhatsApp has launched its UPI feature for all of its users in India, and it used the feature successfully. In a statement shared with MediaNama, WhatsApp said that, WhatsApp has not rolled out payments to all of India. In fact, we are still in our beta testing period. We do not have a launch date set... We regret not having independently verified this development before reporting on the same. We will be more careful in the future and ensure such mistakes do not occur. Earlier: WhatsApp has finally rolled out its UPI feature for all the users, reports Entrackr. The instant messaging platform has apparently allowed users to send UPI payment to invite to other WhatsApp users. To start using this feature, users need to link their bank and verify One Time Password (OTP) sent to mobile number registered with the bank. We tried using the feature for hands-on review, but could not do it due to an error. According to Entrackr, WhatsApp currently allows transaction of up to Rs 5000, however, this is not the case with other UPI-enable payments apps. Users can also make QR based payments. Note that National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) mandates that every UPI application should be able to scan BharatQR codes and respond to merchant payment requests. The NPCI is the bank-owned organization that runs the Unified Payments…
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