WhatsApp Pay launched in India

WhatsApp is set to rock the digital payments space in India from today with the launch of WhatsApp Pay. WhatsApp Pay will be using the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), a real-time payments system supported by more than 160 banks in India to run this new feature. With this update, we can expect to see WhatsApp taking on industry veterans like Google Pay, PhonePe and Paytm. WhatsApp Pay will be initially available to 2 crore WhatsApp users in India. The number of users is being limited as per the cap laid down by the National Payments Corporation of India (NCPI). WhatsApp Pay has the option of expanding its user base in a phased manner.

Zuckerberg says sending money now as easy as sending a message

With National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) stating that WhatsApp can expand its Unified Payment Interface (UPI) user base in a graded manner starting with a maximum registered user base of 20 million in UPI. No fee will be charged when sending money via WhatsApp. Mark Zuckerberg says by doing this, India has created something truly special and is opening up a “world of opportunities for micro and small businesses”.

WhatsApp has now made it easier to review, bulk delete items and free up space

WhatsApp is now making it easier to clear up phone storage by updating it’s storage management system. WhatsApp, now offers storage management suggestions and will start sorting files according to their size and the number of times they have been forwarded. WhatsApp will also warn users of low storage, thus prompting them to delete some media to free up space.

Forget Encryption, WhatsApp Is Vulnerable To Phishing Attacks

Personal and confidential information of a billion users is at stake and it can really cause a phishing bomb to explode with unimagined repercussions. Think about anti-national elements get into this phishing scam and what they can do with this – its not encryption but phishing protection that customers really need.

Whatsapp Blocks Links To Telegram

The URLs which are shared by the users are sent as messages and not hyperlinks hinting it as a spam. iOS devices are still not affected and its been seen only on Android devices which received the recent update of Whatsapp. Whatsapp also blocked Telegram.notme and Telegram.com which are not related.

WhatsApp Web Compatibility Now Rolling Out For iPhone Users

WhatsApp Web allows you to send messages through WhatsApp via your desktop browser. The functionality is being rolled out in a phased manner, but will be very similar to how it works on an Android device. All users have to do is head to settings and hit the “WhatsApp Web” tab, then scan the QR code on the desktop browser.