WhatsApp allowed to roll out payment services in India

Facebook owned WhatsApp announced the launch of money transfer operations in India after the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) approved WhatsApp to offer payments services via the unified payments interface (UPI). The service would be available in 10 Indian languages. The NPCI has allowed WhatsApp to expand its operation gradually; the company is allowed to expand its payment services to only 20 million users in the first phase.