WhatsApp Pay coming to India later this year: Global head

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is all set to launch its peer-to-peer, UPI-based Pay service for over 300 million users — especially the small and medium businesses (SMBs) — in India sometimes later this year, its Global Head Will Cathcart announced here on Thursday.

WhatsApp launched a test run of its payments service with one million users in the country last year which got stuck in the digital payments framework guidelines but now, the service is in the final stages.

“To boost digital inclusion in India, we can launch the (Pay) service across the country later this year after meeting regulations,” Cathcart told the audience at an event.

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