WhatsApp has been adding a few new features to its cross-platform messaging service, from the capacity to use the help on four devices and one phone (multi-device-support) and the ability to transfer chats from iOS to Android. The Facebook-owned organization last week worked on its interface for WhatsApp Pay too with a feature called Payment Backgrounds, trying to customize the experience. Presently, WhatsApp is working on adding another feature to make payments on the application a seamless experience.
WhatsApp’s payment service was launched in the country in November last year and the organization supports payments made over the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) created by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). Since the launch of the help, WhatsApp has been gradually adding more provisions to the support of make installments simpler for users. The latest feature to make its way to the app is a payments shortcut that will put a successful WhatsApp Pay transaction just a click away.
The new WhatsApp Pay shortcut was spotted by noted feature leaker WABetaInfo, which identified a new button that showed up on the most latest beta version of the application, close to the camera and attachment button inside the content information space of the chat window. Users will actually want to identify the payment shortcut by looking for a rupee icon in any chat. The shortcut somewhat resembles the Apple Pay shortcut that is available on iOS for users living outside the country, as Apple Pay is currently unavailable in India.
Right now, users should have the option to see the new WhatsApp Pay shortcut in the application as long as they have the WhatsApp Beta version 2.21.17 introduced on their Android phone. Users who are on the latest beta version of WhatsApp for iOS should also be able to see the new shortcut, but it is currently unclear whether users will have to set up WhatsApp Pay in order to be able to use the feature. The shortcut might be available for users in Brazil with a Real icon, but there is no evidence to show that it is enabled on the latest beta, according to the report.