Articles with tag like: WhatsApp

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WhatsApp offers QR code payments in Indian stores

News | Mobile Payments | 01 Oct 2021

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has announced that the camera icon in its chat composer will allow users to scan  QR codes to make payments in Indian stores.

product launch, WhatsApp, Facebook, contactless payments

WhatsApp pilots Business Directory in ecommerce drive

News | Ecommerce | 17 Sep 2021

WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Business Directory as part of efforts to foster the development of ecommerce services at Facebook.

product upgrade, ecommerce, WhatsApp

WhatsApp tests changes to streamline in-app payments

News | Mobile Payments | 24 Aug 2021

WhatsApp has announced it is testing a change that will add a shortcut to make it easier and quicker to make payments from within the app.

product upgrade, WhatsApp, mobile payments, Tap-to-Pay

WhatsApp launches backgrounds to payments in India

News | Mobile Payments | 18 Aug 2021

Whatsapp has launched backgrounds to payments for its users, in collaboration with the National Payments Corporation of India.

mobile payments, product upgrade, partnership, WhatsApp, NPCI, UPI

Telkom launches virtual card for transacting on WhatsApp

News | Mobile Payments | 08 Jun 2021

Telkom has launched a Mastercard virtual card for use on WhatsApp, enabling Telkom Pay customers to make ecommerce payments in Africa. 

virtual card, Mastercard, product launch, WhatsApp, mobile payments

Mastercard cardholders can now send and receive money using WhatsApp in Brazil

News | Mobile Payments | 05 May 2021

The company has announced that Mastercard cardholders in Brazil can now send and receive money to and from friends and family through WhatsApp.

Mastercard, real-time payments, WhatsApp, tokenization, mobile payments

WhatsApp gains approval to relaunch its payments service in Brazil

News | Mobile Payments | 01 Apr 2021

WhatsApp has gained regulatory approval from Brazil’s central bank to relaunch its payments service in the country.

WhatsApp, mobile payments

Ukheshe Technologies, Infobip partner to create South Africa's first WhatsApp payment gateway

News | Mobile Payments | 16 Mar 2021

Digital fintech enablement provider Ukheshe Technologies and telco Infobip, have developed South Africa’s very first WhatsApp payment gateway.

WhatsApp, payment gateway, mobile payments, e-wallet, QR code

ID R&D, SimpleTech launch voice authentication capability in WhatsApp

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 28 Jan 2021

ID R&D, a US-based provider of AI-based voice and face biometrics, and SimpleTech, an Uruguay-based provider of RPA and conversation management software, have launched an in-app voice biometric authentication capability within WhatsApp for Business.

ID R&D, SimpleTech, WhatsApp, WhatsApp for Business, authentication, securing transactions, fraud prevention

Allied Bank, Infobip to offer WhatsApp banking in Pakistan

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 26 Jan 2021

Pakistan-based commercial bank Allied Bank has partnered with cloud communications provider Infobip to add WhatsApp to its customer communications channels, according to The Nation.

Allied Bank, Infobip, Pakistan, WhatsApp, Commercial Bank, customer communication, voice assisted, digital banking, online banking

Reliance Retail aims to embed JioMart into WhatsApp

News | Ecommerce | 18 Jan 2021

Reliance Retail plans to embed its ecommerce app, JioMart, into WhatsApp within six months.

Reliance Retail, JioMart, WhatsApp, India, Asia, ecommerce, kirana stores

Telkom launches the WhatsApp-based digital wallet Telkom Pay

News | Mobile Payments | 02 Dec 2020

South Africa-based telco Telkom has launched a digital wallet that allows users to make peer-to-peer payments using their mobile phone and WhatsApp.

Telkom, WhatsApp, South Africa, Africa, product launch, e-wallet, digital wallet, mobile wallet, mobile payments

Many people accept privacy policies without reading them, study reveals

News | Payments General | 25 Nov 2020

87% of people accept privacy policies without reading them, with TikTok, Whatsapp privacy policies being among hardest to understand, according to a survey conducted by, data privacy, consent, API, Cookies, GDPR, social media, ikTok, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, privacy policy

WhatsApp launches in-app payments feature in India

News | Mobile Payments | 06 Nov 2020

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has announced the launch of its WhatsApp Pay feature in India.

WhatsApp, WhatsApp Pay, India, Asia, product launch, UPI, mobile payments, bank transfers, security, privacy, iOS, Android

WhatsApp Business to launch in-app shopping button in India

News | Ecommerce | 23 Oct 2020

WhatsApp has launched a shopping button that allows customers worldwide to browse merchants’ catalogues, and the feature will soon be available for Indian users as well.

WhatsApp, merchants, payments, QR, in-app shopping

WhatsApp High Street launches to bring SMEs online

News | Ecommerce | 05 Oct 2020

WhatsApp has partnered with Watford Borough Council to create the first WhatsApp High Street and help small businesses connect to customers.

WhatsApp, Watford Borough Council, Whatsapp business, WhatsApp High Street, SMEs, COVID-19

DHgate introduces MyyShop for building a decentralised ecosystem

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 21 Sep 2020

China-based B2B cross-border ecommerce marketplace DHgate has launched MyyShop, a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product for decentralised cross-border ecommerce.

DHgate, MyyShop, ecosystem, decentralisation, China, B2B, cross-border, ecommerce, marketplace, SaaS, cross-border ecommerce, pandemic, international trade, local economy, SMEs, global trade, consumer-centric ecosystem, ecommerce infrastructure, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, TikTok, online store, dropship, traffic monetisers, social commerce influencers

Facebook forms a group to purse payments opportunities

News | Payments General | 13 Aug 2020

Facebook has unveiled F2 (Facebook Financial), a new group to pursue payments and commerce opportunities.

Facebook, Facebook Financial, payments, F2, payments, ecommerce, digital wallet, digital, Libra, cryptocurrency, WhatsApp, India, Brazil, Instagram, messenger

Brazil's central bank authorises payment tests via Facebook's WhatsApp

News | Mobile Payments | 03 Aug 2020

Visa and Mastercard have announced that Brazil’s central bank has authorised testing of payments via Facebook’s messaging service WhatsApp in the country, according to Reuters.

Brazil Central Bank, payment tests, Facebook, WhatsApp, Visa, MasterCard, payments, mobile payments, P2P payments, Brazil

Brazil Central Bank to authorize payments system involving WhatsApp

News | Online Payments | 21 Jul 2020

Brazil's Central Bank has announced it will authorize a payments system involving Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging service, to send money and make payments via chats.

Central Bank of Brazil, Brazil, Latin America, payment system, WhatsApp, Facebook, online payments