Why did WhatsApp UPI increase the anxiety of Google Pay and PhonePe? Know here!



WhatsApp is one of the largest social media platforms in the world. It not only allows us to stay connected with family and friends but also enables us to perform other tasks. In WhatsApp, we also have the option to pay through UPI. India's UPI payment service is famous all over the world. Compared to big companies like Paytm, PhonePe, and Google Pay, WhatsApp is a little behind in the UPI payment platform. However, a new feature in WhatsApp may change this scenario.

WhatsApp UPI payment service is not that popular among users. Its user interface has failed to attract people's attention. According to the report of Wabetainfo, the company is planning to introduce a new feature that will make UPI payment much easier. This feature may be released to the general public in the coming weeks.

WhatsApp UPI: New feature

According to portals that monitor new features and updates of WhatsApp, the feature of making UPI payments through QR code has been introduced in the WhatsApp beta version for Android. It will be more convenient for people to scan the QR code to make payments. However, WhatsApp has not officially confirmed this.

QR code scanner

Wabetainfo has shared a post on social media. It shows an icon to scan the QR code directly in the chat. If this feature is introduced, you will be able to make UPI payments by scanning the QR code directly in the chat without visiting different locations or following multiple steps.

The challenge for Paytm and PhonePe:

WhatsApp's new UPI feature may increase the number of users on the Meta app. WhatsApp is among the largest messaging platforms in the country. If people start using WhatsApp's UPI payment service in large numbers, it could pose a challenge to platforms like Paytm, PhonePe, and Google Pay.

Payment will have to be made through UPI. Easy

QR code scanner shortcut may be available in Android beta version of WhatsApp. At present, only selected users will be able to use it. The main chat interface will have an option for QR code scanning along with a camera and search icon.

WhatsApp aims to increase UPI registration of users with the introduction of new features. UPI is becoming a major payment method across the world. The worldwide popularity of WhatsApp will play an important role in attracting UPI users from all over the world to its service, which will benefit the company.

Transactions worth several billion rupees take place every month through UPI. It plays an important role in digital transactions. Paytm, PhonePe, and Google Pay are the most used platforms for UPI. On the other hand, WhatsApp also has millions of users who may migrate to WhatsApp for UPI payments when the new features arrive.