WhatsApp announces payments within the app and Brazil is the first country

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O WhatsApp announced on Monday (15) the new payment and transfer feature within the application and Brazil is the first country to receive it. The new function will be gradually available for systems Android e iOS in the next weeks.

In the statement, WhatsApp explains that the payments feature will arrive gradually from today, and will be available in the future for all users in Brazil. That is, some users will have to wait a while to experiment.

In this initial phase, it will be necessary to have a Visa and Mastercard debit or credit card issued by Banco do Brasil, Nubank and Sicredi. However, WhatsApp will allow more financial institutions to participate in Payments in the future.

“More than 10 million micro and small companies move the Brazilian economy, and it is already very common to send a zap to these companies to ask questions about products and place orders. With the WhatsApp payments feature, in addition to seeing the products in the catalog, customers will also be able to pay for their chosen product without leaving WhatsApp. By simplifying the payment process, we hope to help bring more companies into the digital economy and generate more growth opportunities ”- WhatsApp press release.

The user will need to enter their personal data, from: full name, and card data, issued by the app's partner banks. The bank will issue a certification, which will be confirmed via SMS, e-mail, or the bank's own application.

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