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by July 2, 2020No Comments

Whatsapp Pay how chat payment works

Mark Zuckerberg introduces a new function to WhatsApp: the possibility of making digital payments via WhatsApp Pay. Here's what it is.

If you are wondering what is WhatsApp Pay and how it works, know that it is a service that allows you to send and receive money through the WhatsApp messaging app. Read on to find out more details about new feature launched by Mark Zuckerberg.

Digital payments on WhatsApp are starting: we start from Brazil, but the service will soon arrive in the rest of the world.

What is WhatsApp Pay

In Brazil i are being tested payments via WhatsApp. A service that allows app users to send and receive money, all through a simple chat.

The service will be active for both business and private accounts. Payments can therefore take place both between a company and a user, and between users. The difference lies in the cost of the service: free for exchanges between friends and subject to commissions for business ones.

Here is the message published by the company headed by Mark Zuckerberg:

WhatsApp Pay how it works

But how to pay with WhatsApp? First we will need to associate a payment method to your WhatsApp account which, for the moment, seems to be limited to credit and debit cards of the Visa and Mastercard circuits.

Payment will be handled by a six-digit PIN (it is very likely that the possibility of using a facial or fingerprint recognition will also be made available) in order to prevent unauthorized transactions.

The transaction will take place without having to leave the chat: a text message will inform us of the amount of money sent or received. The WhatsApp Pay function will be integrated into the app keyboard, just like sending photos / videos and GIFs.

WhatsApp Pay Italy

At the moment the service is being tested in Brazil, the arrival in Italy has not yet been announced.

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