The payments body that oversees the popular UPI (Unified Payments Interface) instrument, approved WhatsApp to extend its payments service to 100 million users in the South Asian market.
The NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) has insisted that WhatsApp rolls out the payments service in step-by-step phases.
NPCI confirmed that WhatsApp has been approved to roll out the payments service to an additional 60 million users. WhatsApp, which reaches over 400 million users in India, counts India as its largest market by users.
“National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has approved an additional 60million users on UPI for WhatsApp. With this approval, WhatsApp will be able to expand the service to its hundred (100) million users,” a spokesperson said.