- Users can now link their bank account to their WhatsApp account via Unified Payments Interface (UPI)
- They can make payments straight to another user’s bank account through a WhatsApp chat
- The feature is not yet available for all users, and is being rolled out gradually
“Good to have @WhatsApp on the @UPI_NPCI bandwagon. To paraphrase Ernest Hemingway, change happens ‘gradually, then suddenly’!” Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani said on Twitter on Saturday. NITI Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant too chimed in. “WhatsApp moment of Banking will radically transform the digital payment landscape!” he tweeted.