Zuckerberg also announced in January 2020 that WhatsApp Pay is already in in the next five to six months in several countries to start. According to reports, a lot depends on how the full roll-out in India is accepted by the users. In which countries WhatsApp Payment is planned and Zuckerberg did not reveal whether Germany would also be there.
Are we going to send money to our friends via WhatsApp soon? Facebook boss and WhatsApp owner Mark Zuckerberg already had in January 2019 announcedto soon offer a payment function for Messenger in several countries. First tests in India were reported to be very positive and were well received by the users.
An official roll-out is now imminent, at least in India. Inside information from Business standard According to the relevant government agency, NPCI has approved the publication of the payment feature in India. Accordingly, WhatsApp or Facebook must still meet the legal requirements of India – then nothing would stand in the way of the feature’s start. Around 10 million users would then use the payment service in WhatsApp in the near future.