‘Leaked’ WhatsApp update could cost you money – but it’ll be super useful!

With over 1 billion users worldwide, WhatsApp has to keep updated to stay relevant.

And since Facebook bought the app for a record-breaking $19 billion (R256 billion) that hasn’t been a problem.

But the latest rumoured WhatsApp feature will have it looking more like Messenger and WeChat – if we’re talking money that is.

According to reports, the app may be introducing peer-to-peer mobile payments, making it possible for users to send money to each other using WhatsApp.

Screenshots of the latest update, which were leaked online, revealed that wireless money transfer is currently being tested for the app.

According to Express UK, the welcome screen for WhatsApp Payments – which has been unearthed from the latest beta build – says the service allows for “bank to bank transfer with UPI” and mentions that users will need to accept WhatsApp Payments’ Privacy Policy and Terms before sending any money.

This will likely make it super simple for the messaging giant’s billion users to transfer money through an app they use every day.

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Sources: Express UK, Outlook India, Economic Times