On November 5, the NPCI had given a nod to WhatsApp to expand its UPI user base in a graded manner starting with a maximum registered user base of 20 million in UPI.
Speaking through a video statement, Zuckerberg said that it will be supported by more than 140 banks.
“Now you can send money to your friends and family through WhatsApp as easily as sending a message. There’s no fee, and it’s supported by more than 140 banks. And because it’s WhatsApp, it’s secure and private too,” he said.
He further said that the payments will be available in 10 Indian regional language versions of WhatsApp. “All you need is a debit card with a bank that supports UPI and you can set it up straight away. You can find it in the latest version of WhatsApp,” he said.