WhatsApp Payments – In der aktuellen Beta des Messengers WhatsApp sind erste Hinweise auf eine Bezahlfunktion zu finden. Der Dienst hört den Angaben nach auf den Namen WhatsApp Payments und soll das Senden von Geld zwischen Kontakten erleichtern.
WhatsApp Payments geleakt
As reported by WABetainfo, the current beta version 2.17.295 of the WhatsApp tracker contains references to a new payment function. This is called on a screenshot WhatsApp Payments and could soon find the way to the regular version of the Messenger service.
The core of the new feature is sending money to other WhatsApp contacts. WhatsApp is based on the “Unified Payments Interface” financial system, UPI, which is optimized for mobile platforms and comes from a company in India. Among other things, it facilitates immediate bank transfer of funds without a long waiting period and can be used for immediate transfer. The identification is quick and easy by mobile phone number.
Messenger with payment function?
Whether WhatsApp Payments will also be available in Germany is unclear. Whether the feature is intended for private users or the planned business version is reserved.
Possible applications of WhatsApp Payments are not only the balancing of debts between WhatsApp contacts, but also the fast and uncomplicated payment in restaurants and shops.