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WhatsApp Payments gets 'Request Money' feature on Android beta; here’s how to use it

As of now, the feature is only available for some WhatsApp beta users.

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WhatsApp added UPI-based payments feature to the messaging platform earlier this year that allows you to send money to other users on the platform. Until now, the feature only allowed you to send money to your contacts, but with the latest update for Android beta, the messaging platform has gained support to request money.

To being with, the feature is limited to payments initiated by QR Code or UPI ID. Also, while sending payments is easy, right within your WhatsApp conversations, to request money, the process is a little different. WhatsApp Payments is only available in India, and is currently being tested before the official rollout.

WhatsApp has also recently added a new feature to the messaging platform that allows you to download deleted media. The recent beta update also added a feature to lock voice message recording, making it easier to record long voice messages. Now, without any further ado, let’s go ahead a see how to request money.

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How to request money on WhatsApp Payments

Step One

Open WhatsApp, tap on the three dots on the top right corner and tap on Settings.

Step Two

Here, tap on Payments, and just above the help tab, you’ll find “New Payment,” tap on that.

Step Three

On this page, you have to choose “To UPI ID” option on the top left.

Step Four

Here, enter the UPI ID of the person, and tap on “Verify.” Once the user is verified, you have two options “Request Money” and “Pay Money.”

Step Five

Tap on “Request Money” option, followed by the amount, and tap on send. Now, a notification will be sent to the recipient, who then has to enter the UPI PIN and authenticate the payment.

This payment request is valid for 24 hours, after which the request will get expired. If the recipient fails to make the payment in the said time, you will have to request payment once again. Once the payment is complete, you will get a notification about the same.

  • Published Date: April 16, 2018 7:42 PM IST
  • Updated Date: April 16, 2018 9:41 PM IST