A while back WhatsApp added the payment functionality for the users to make payments to the contacts on WhatsApp. It was not only useful for making payments to contact but also to the business account on WhatsApp. Now a new feature has been spotted on the beta build of the app where new shortcut buttons have been placed for making the payments easier. While this feature is currently in the beta version, it will soon be added to the final stable version of the app in the coming months.
Before this, the users had to go in the chat action sheet to send payments, but now they have a dedicated button to do so. The button was spotted in the beta version v. 2.21.17. The button will be available in both the Android and iOS versions of the app, where the iOS version is still being developed. WhatsApp has supported the UPI payment method for Indian users and has been looking to expand the payment methods and options for the users through it.
The feature was not present to all the users of WhatsApp at once and was slowly rolled out to the global market, which has led to the increase of WhatsApp payment methods over time. This is not the only new feature that is being developed for this platform. WhatsApp has also been working on a lot of new features which could make it a good e-commerce platform with ease of payments for the users.